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MAKING A STENCIL FROM OILED MANILLA

 

– Oiled manila is great for making stencils as it cuts very cleanly with no frays to give a very straight cutting line even after spray painting.

 

– It is also suitable for laser cutting so the artwork can be computer drawn.

 

– We stock 2 sizes of oiled manilla 375 x 560mm and 510 x 760mm

 

– Further details about our Laser Service here

 

MAKING A 3 COLOUR STENCIL

Making a stencil from oiled manila

LAYER ONE

We used CorelDRAW to create the 3 layers of our stencil.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

LAYER TWO

The laser requires the inner cut line to be blue (RBG 0,0,255) and hairline or 0.076mm weight.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

LAYER THREE

We added two circular holes outside the design for registration marks.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR ONE

Use a thin dusting of Spraymount to hold the stencil down.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR ONE

Gently peel back the stencil.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR ONE

Allow the spray paint to dry.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR TWO

Use the regisstration marks to align the design.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR TWO

Gently peel back the stencil.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR TWO

Allow the spray paint to dry.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR THREE

Again, use spraymount to hold the stencil down & align the registration marks..

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR THREE

Gently peel back the stencil.

Making a stencil from oiled manila

COLOUR THREE

The 3 colour stencil is complete.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Download this guide here. (1.8Mb PDF)