Custom Stencils

Custom Stencils

The Artful Stencil offers the service of creating custom stencils to fit your project needs. We are happy to work from fabric samples, photographs, an illustration, or just a bright idea. We are always happy to talk with you about your ideas and projects! You will be given a quote before the design process begins.

Artwork fees:
  • Simple designs from $40.

  • Designs developed from fabric samples, photographs, and wallpaper take a minimum of 3 hours labor, at $30 per hour.

The final cost of a custom stencil is comprised of the cost of the stencil, plus the cost to create the design.

Thank you again for visiting us,
- Kathy
Email me: Custom Stencil
Phone: (541) 221-9937, Monday-Friday from 9-5, PST (Oregon)
(If you get the voicemail, I'm working in the shop. I'll return your call ASAP!)

Samples of previously designed stencils:

A lovely French version of "Apple Pie"

French for "The House of Happiness and Good Humor"
Also, customize a stencil to bear your family name!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you have stencil brushes? We now carry a full line of Silver Stencil Brushes from size 0 to size 14 at very reasonable prices.

How do you stencil? We offer a How To Stencil page that provides all of the basic information you will need to begin your project. A supply list and stencil techniques are covered in detail. For a video tutorial, please view the demonstrations on the same page.

Where do you use stencils? Looking at Tips and Ideas for stenciling projects can provide you with some great stencil project ideas from pillows to lampshades to floorcloths. Also, check out the Newsletters for other good ideas.

Do you have a newsletter? We don't mail a regular newsletter, but you can find several projects here: Artful Projects, to inspire you. These include a Lace Heart Wall Pocket, a Rosebud Heart Keepsake, stenciled pillow covers with our Fruit Tile Stencils, a Scotty Tote Bag, and a Chili Pepper Kitchen Sign.

What are your stencils made of? The Artful Stencil only offers original designer stencils laser cut on the highest quality frosty Mylar material. The precision of laser cut stencils is unequaled in the industry for detail. The 10 mil Mylar that we use is superior to most materials being offered by our competitors. It is flexible, yet durable, and is very easy to wash and reuse. A thinner 7 mil and even 5 mil Mylar is often used by other companies, but you would be investing in a flimsy product that can be difficult to work with.

For your safety, we only use Food Grade Mylar, approved for use on food products.

Can you change the size? Use the Contact Us form, or just call and let us know what you need. I'm happy to accommodate your needs. We also have a resident artist, Joni Prittie, that can make custom stencils from your artwork or fabric pattern. She has a lifetime of graphic arts experience and designed most of the stencils for The Artful Stencil store.