Get Started Stenciling
Transform everyday items you already own into unique works of art for your closet or home. Ed Roth, the stencil expert, shows you how to create custom stencils that turn artwork, apparel and more into your own creative canvas.
Ed Roth is THE expert in all things stencil. Inspired by street art and DIY craft, Ed began working with stencils more than 10 years ago and has since founded Stencil1.com, the premier destination for stenciling how-to. In addition, Ed has published books, made numerous TV appearances and helped thousands of beginners create beautiful, trendy art. You can find him, along with his 20,000+ followers, on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your Instructor
Put it on paper! Ed shows you how to stencil using an ink pad, as well as spraying ink. Along the way, you'll learn how to properly load and apply ink, blend it, and create fades. Plus, get some helpful advice on selecting the right paper to reduce buckling and bleed.
Time to tackle canvas! Build on the things you learned in the previous lesson, starting with a basic pattern and moving on to something a little more complex. You'll learn how to create an ombré effect for a bonus.
On to wood! Start by inking a wood panel, then apply a stencil. Ed also shares some recommendations for how to display your gorgeous wood panels.
Stenciling can even help personalize your apparel. Ed guides you through stenciling a T-shirt and helps you achieve crisp designs placed exactly where you want them. You'll also get an up-close look at the materials that will help you create lasting garments.
How about thicker pieces? Follow along as Ed shares the steps to stenciling a leather boot, starting with proper layering techniques for the ideal application. You'll also discover how to prepare your leather for stenciling and seal your designs so they survive wear and tear.
You might not have thought it, but stenciling on concrete has a long history (think graffiti!). Learn how to stencil on concrete, even around a corner. You'll hone these new skills by applying a design to a concrete planter.
Ever wanted to bring your art to glass? It starts here! See how to stencil on a flat glass surface (vase) and a cylinder (Mason jar). You'll also find out how to use etching cream to make designs with your stencils. And, get a primer on heat-sealing your designs so they last forever.
Feel like you've hit a wall? Stencil on it! Ed walks you step by step through applying your designs to a wall and helps shed any fears of stenciling large surfaces. Then, see how to create all your registration marks to ensure accuracy in your repeated patterns. To cap things off, you'll get a more free-form approach to wall stenciling.