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Dragon Stencil

Don’t throw away those old jeans. Decorate them with this cool dragon stencil.


Dragon Stencil JeansI know you’ve thought of painting stencils on walls and furniture, but have you considered painting your clothes? Well, think about this. You have an old pair of jeans that you like but you don’t seem to wear them anymore because you’re just tired of them. Before you chuck ‘em out in the trash…why not paint an image on them? It could be this dragon stencil or it could be anything that appeals to you. Make a statement with it!

Besides, don’t we buy clothing with labels, stitching/embroidery and other decorations? Why not put an image that reflects your personality on a pair of old jeans? You have the talent and as I often say with stencils - it’s easy.

This project idea is all about turning your stenciling interests in a whole new direction – decorating your clothes. Who knows your interests better than you? We all have images and icons that we identify with. It may be a certain bird, a fairy, an angel…this list of possibilities is long. And the large variety of stencils available to you is sure to include one that you will find perfect for your tastes.

The best part is that while having fun re-designing your clothes you are creating unique items that only you will be wearing. We all want to stand apart from the crowd and the best way to achieve this is to put your own creativity to the task.

Dragon Stencil Step 1This project uses a three layer stencil so before any paint goes on you need to prepare the surface so that each layer can be lined up exactly where the last one was so the colors all magically create the image when finished! OK! It's not magic and I can be a little theatrical!

Notice the small triangles in the corners of each picture of the layers being painted? Those are registration marks and you need to mark those on your work surface with a pencil or something that can be erased or washed off. If you're worried about that, just put a small piece of masking tape under each registration mark and pencil it in on that. This way you can just remove the tape when finished.

The first step for painting the dragon stencil is to get your first layer stencil in place and tape down (above). As you can see I used two colors to add a little more interest (a bright yellow-green along the top and a flourescent orange along his belly).

Dragon Stencil Step 2

Then, when the first layer paint dries, line up the second stencil (with the registration marks), tape down and paint with another color (here I used a bright red).

Dragon Stencil Step 3

Follow up with the third stencil and color (it's hard to see here but I used black for the eyes and nose of this layer).

I finished the whole project with a chinese dragon symbol on the back pocket (check out the picture below and the inset above).

Dragon Stencil PaintedHere is a close up of the painted dragon stencil on the leg of the jeans. Notice that I used a little gold with glitter paint on top of the red to add a little more pizzazz!

For more about re-decorating your clothes, go to How To Garment Stenciling. You’ll find the instructions complete with pictures and more details for stenciling on fabrics and a video for stenciling an eagle on jeans.

If you want more information on the basic techniques of stenciling, visit How To Stencil. There you’ll find out more about the stippling technique and ways to keep paint from smearing under the stencil. You’ll also find information on using multi layer stencils.

Dragon Stencil and Koi StencilI hope you liked the Dragon Stencil Jeans Re-design Project. If you did, check out the book of stencil designs in the right column (you’ll find this and some other unique stencil books).

If you like this dragon stencil but not too wild about putting him on jeans, then maybe you can create some stencil art prints like this matching set of Oriental stencils. The koi stencils are in the same book. You'll also find a collection of Chinese stencils and symbols. There is not limit to the things you can do with stencils.

Maybe the dragon stencil you are looking for is a little more tame.HerPink Dragon Stencile is one from the Princess Stencils that may just play into your next scene perfectly!

I hope you are inspired to add a little fire breathing friend to your world. And while you're here, take a tour and find out what else you might stumble upon.

Happy Stenciling,


Oh wait! Here's the picture of the dragon symbol being stenciled on the back pocket. It's adds a final touch!

Dragon Jeans Stencil Project



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.

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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.
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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."

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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.

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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.
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