I love stencils and I’m so glad that there are cutting machines available that make cutting stencils at home easy. I use the Cricut machine to cut stencils and it works so great. Since I cut stencils all the time using my Cricut and I thought I would make a Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Explore.
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Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Explore:
I have a Cricut Explore One and it works great for cutting stencils! I would say that if I were going to switch my machine for a new one it would have to be for the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker. But as of right now the Cricut Explore One is awesome and serves my stencil cutting needs very well.
SHOW-OFFS Stencils Blanks
It’s no secret that I love, love, love the SHOW-OFFS Stencil Blanks for making stencils. They are economical, reusable, durable and easy to cut. I wrote a tutorial specifically on cutting the SHOW-OFFS Stencil Blanks if you’re interested in checking that out.
I prefer using the 12″x24″ Cricut mat because the stencil blanks I use are 18″ long and fit on the longer mat. The Cricut machine comes with a 12″x12″ mat but to be honest I rarely use it unless I am cutting stencil blank scraps.
I did invest in the Scraper set with the scraper and spatula. I use the scraper all the time to get the stencil remnants off the mats after the stencil has been taken off.
I love creating stencil designs and when I do I usually use a stencil font set called the Tingler Duo and I love it! I also use regular fonts that I make into stencil fonts and wrote a tutorial on that process of keeping the middle of letters from falling out when it comes to making stencils. I have also put together a collection of fantastic stencil fonts for making stencils.
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There are also pre-made stencil designs like the ones found in my Resource Library that I design or ones found on other blogs, or sites like Creative Market or Etsy. If you’re interested in designing your own stencils, I wrote a tutorial on designing stencils for cutting on the Cricut.
I hope this Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Explore comes in handy whether you’re just starting out cutting your own stencils or if you’ve been making stencils for quite a while.
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A little about the designs on my blog:
I started using stencils on furniture in 2015 and thus began my love for all things stencil. I love how a stencil design can add detail and beauty to furniture and wall art, and how easy it is to make something beautiful become exquisite and eye catching just by adding a stencil overlay.
After stenciling for a while, I started designing my own stencils in 2016, and I began offering them on my blog and in my Etsy shop. I have since closed up my Etsy shop and opened a shop right here on my blog.
I design all the stencil cut files and printables that are on my blog, and in my shop, using my own hand drawn elements, or fonts that can be found on my resource page, or a combination of both.
I have found a passion for design and strive to create unique and fun designs that can be used in a variety of settings, such as home decor, furniture, wall art, fashion design, accessory items, etc. My eye has always been drawn to the details, patterns, and embellishments in such things as home decor and clothing, so it’s a real joy for me to become part of the design process of such things.
There are a variety of tutorials on creating stencils, including cutting them using a Cricut machine and also designing your own stencils using graphics and text, here on my blog.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the stencil cut files and printables offered on my blog, in my Resource Library.