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Anyone Can Be An Artist With Stencils!

It doesn’t matter if you have never used stencils before. No problem! Creating art is easy with stencils. If you’re thinking about adding some personal touches to your house then you are on the right track.


Zoo Babies StencilsThink of stencils as a guide to putting painted images wherever you want. You can create murals on the wall, paint a piece of furniture, embellish a throw pillow, make art prints for framing, decorating a t-shirt or jeans, paint a rug or the floor. The possibilities are unlimited!

Still intimidated? Well, consider this. Many school age children start their art education with stencil patterns. Of course, the adult versions usually are available in much more complex images. You will find easy single layer stencil designs or some as detailed as to have 11 overlays. I find those that have between 3 and 5 overlays are best because they offer good detail and still can be completed in a fair amount of time.

Stenciled Gate Leg TableAnd the procedure is so easy. Just secure the stencil to your surface and apply paint in the openings (called islands). If you have a multi overlay design, then just put each layer over the last (when the paint is dry) and apply a different color of paint.

It's that easy. Of course, there is more educational material for you on this web site in case you want to get the whole scoop. We provide some information on tools you may wish to use, a detail step-by-step procedure and many tips and techniques for personalizing your painting. You'll find all you need to know at How To Stencil.

Craft Stencils can help you create personalized art. They can be used with paint applied from a brush, an airbrush or spray-paint. Paint words, letters, a child’s name or any other sentiment on a wall or door. Compliment your driveway or outdoor patio with stencil patterns for concrete floors, wood floors or on a rug. Frost a mirror or window. So, as you can see, your options truly are unlimited!

Stencil Project Samples

No matter what images you have in mind, you will find a stencil pattern. If you shop your local arts and crafts supply house you will most likely run across a wide selection of plastic craft stencils. And if you are an on-line shopper, you’ll find many Free Printable Stencils as well as great simple or complex designs from many, many talented artists.

Here at Designs From Penny we offer cut-and-paint stencils. The benefit to you is that they are inexpensive because there are no manufacturing costs and we will email your purchase to you shortly after you complete the sale. This way you can get your project off to a quick start. There are a few of the books we offer over there in the right column.

You can even use different stencil patterns from similar styles to creat themes. Like in the image above, a koi stencil and a few Chinese symbol stencils are combined to make an art print. Stenciling Ideas like these can be found throughout this site and will help you take your crafting to an art form!

Stenciled Strawberry PotHave you ever thought about creating your owned framed art? It's easy and you can custom design the images and colors that will accent your current decor. Best of all, you don’t have to be a Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso to design and create Stenciling Art.

In fact, with a little practice, you can create some amazing works of art and have a great time while doing it! You can save money doing your own decorating and making one-of-a-kind art for your home. So come along with me and you’ll soon be on your way to becoming an artist with some great Stenciling ideas.

Well, I hope this site will inspire you to jump right in and use stencils to create art! It’s such a fun hobby and I cannot express how much pleasure it has given me. If I can share that with you and a few others then my mission is done!

Happy Stenciling,






We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
Price: $9.95

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