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Stencil Revolution Review & Tips For Using Stencils

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Stencil Revolution Review & Tips for Stencils

Stencil Revolution Review & Tips For Using Stencils

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your home, create gifts, or make a sign? Or maybe you are looking for a fun side hustle to make some income from your garden, crafts, or homestead. Stencils allow you to apply a design multiple times with just a bit of clean up in between. You can decorate cards, tiles, walls, fabric, wrapping paper, a Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale sign, or pretty much anything you want!

Disclosure: I received free stencils to review from Stencil Revolution. All opinions are my own, and I do not make a commission from the sale of their products.

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I’m a crafty sorta person and I like making cards and gifts for my family and friends. It’s nice to give something! So, when Emily from Stencil Revolution offered to send me some stencils, I was happy to try them out.

They have plenty of great stencils to choose from and I had trouble picking just a few. So I chose designs that I thought my readers might like.

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What I Liked About These Stencils

Stencil Revolution creates their stencils using a CO2 laser cutter and 10 mil Mylar. I’ve used other stencils in the past and I found the Stencil Revolution products to be thicker and easier to clean and use. Having a thicker sheet of Mylar really makes a big difference. Thinner sheets bend out of shape pretty quickly, making it more difficult to get a clean design. I can tell that the stencils I received for my Stencil Revolution Review will hold up well with the right care.

Each stencil from Stencil Revolution comes in a variety of sizes, from 5×6″ for decorating cards and small items, to 55×35″ for making a bold statement on a wall or large piece of artwork.

Stencil Revolution is located in Spring Hill, Florida and all of their stencils are made in the United States. 

Snowflake stencil

What Did I Do With These Stencils?

I used the Stencil Revolution Review products to create greeting cards and some rustic decor. Here are some photos of my creations…

Stenciled Greeting Cards
Stenciled greeting cards…I’ll be working on a post to share!

I Made Stenciled Greeting Cards

I had packages of ready-made, plain cards in white, ivory, and craft paper. I used the stencils to make everyday greeting cards and Christmas cards. If you plan to use stencils to create greeting cards, be aware that some designs do not fit as well on a standard 5×6″ card…so choose your design with the project in mind.

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Patriotic decor

And Stenciled Patriotic Decorations

I found a 2×8″ piece of lumber in our barn, leftover from a homesteading project. It was the perfect size for several of my new stencils. Hubby cut the board into squares and I sanded them to remove rough edges. I was going for a rustic look, so I didn’t sand to perfection.

Then I used an acrylic paint wash of white or blue on each piece. Once they dried, I sanded them a bit to create a distressed look.

I used the stencils from Stencil Revolution to apply designs to the wood. These rustic signs are thick enough to stand upright on their own. You can see the patriotic signs I created in the photo above. Others were decorated with winter and Christmas themes.

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Christmas cards
I made my own Christmas cards with the stencils from Stencil Revolution

How To Use Stencils

Stencils are pretty easy to use, but there are a few tricks to make your design come out looking clean and crisp.

  • Tape the stencil in place, or use spray adhesive on the back of the stencil and adhere temporarily to the project. This will keep the stencil from moving as you work.
  • Use a dry brush to apply paint to design and dab or tap the paint onto the project to prevent excess paint from seeping under the cut edges of the stencil.
  • As you dab paint onto the project, move the brush from the stencil into the painted area slightly.
  • If you use spray paint, be sure to use very sparing applications. Place the project on a horizontal surface and point spray directly down onto the surface to avoid spraying under the edges of the stencil.

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Stencils are Fun!

I had fun creating projects with the stencils from Stencil Revolution! I will admit that I had to practice my stenciling skills a bit on scrap paper. It’s been a while since I’ve taken time out to create any decorative crafts.

Now that I’ve got the hang of it again, I am looking forward to creating my own homemade greeting cards and gifts for friends and family!

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Stencil Revolution Review and Tips for Using Stencils

16 Comments on “Stencil Revolution Review & Tips For Using Stencils

  1. Thank you so much, Lisa, for hosting this week and a huge thank you for featuring my DIY Patriotic Front Porch Ideas! I sure do appreciate it! Your patriotic stenciled blocks are adorable! You did a great job on them. Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!


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  2. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 6-22 to 6-26 on my blog. On Tuesday was Grilled Shrimp and Scallops. Wednesday saw Crescent Veggie Pizza. Thursday was a Perfect Grilled Porterhouse Steak. And winding up this Week was a post on Grilling The Perfect Steak. Enjoy!

  3. Lisa,
    I remember using stencils 20+ years ago!! Glad to see them coming back!!
    Happy July 4th!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!

    1. Hi Suzan…
      It took a bit of practice to get back in the swing of using stencils. Have a great Independence Day!

  4. So, you’re crafty, and a homesteader! That makes me feel better about all the crafts and decor I’ve been posting at your Farm Fresh Homestead Party. I love your chunky, patriotic wood blocks, and the stencils.

    1. Hi Kristie! We love anything DIY on the Farm Fresh Tuesdays blog hop…having a pretty homestead is always fun! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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