If you’ve ever wondered if you can make adhesive stencils using a clear laminate, the answer is yes! I will be sharing How to Make Adhesive Stencils Using Peel and Stick Clear Laminate and Cricut Design Space.
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-Duck Brand Peel & Stick Clear Laminate
I chose to use the Duck Brand of a clear laminate called Peel and Stick Clear Laminate because it was 12″ wide which fits perfectly on a Cricut mat, whether it’s a 12″x12″ mat or a 12″x24″ mat. The length just has to be cut before laying it on the Cricut mat to fit whatever your mat and project measurements are. The measurements of the roll are 12″x36 feet! Wow, a lot of material for around $5. I purchased my roll of Duck Brand clear laminate at Wal-Mart; it was in the kitchen organization section with the shelf liner products.
To get the clear laminate ready for cutting, lay the laminate on a Cricut mat, paper side down and the glossy part facing up. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the material, and it’s as smooth as possible.
When getting to the materials page in Cricut Design Space, I selected the preset Duct Tape Sheet material setting. Remember that each machine is different and so each user has to figure out what settings works for them.
The Duct Tape Sheet setting should cut the laminate once.
I have my Cricut material dial set to Custom.
When you’re ready to make your cut, follow Cricut Design Space directions and load the mat as directed.
Cricut Design Space will also tell you when to hit the cut button on the Cricut machine.
After the stencil has been cut, and Cricut Design Space gives directions to unload the mat, you can take the adhesive stencil off the mat. It is best to flip the Cricut mat over and peel the mat away from the stencil.
When your stencil is free from the mat, you should have a beautiful adhesive stencil that is ready to peel and stick on your next stenciling project.
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