Place the design on the work surface and tape the plastic sheet on top of it. Make sure your design or plastic cannot shift.
Trace the stencil design onto the plastic using the permanent marker, allowing each area to dry before proceeding; this will prevent smearing the outline.
Remove the design from under the plastic and re-secure the plastic to the work surface.
Cut the design from the plastic along the drawn lines. Work with a slow and steady hand to prevent uneven or jagged lines.
Things You Will Need
- Sheet of plywood or quilter's cutting mat
- 14-mil Mylar plastic sheet
- Stencil design
- Masking tape
- Fine tip permanent marker
- Small artist's cutting knife
- A small artist's cutting knife is similar to a box cutting knife but has a small blade. You can usually find them in an art supply store or craft store.
- A stencil burner can be used instead of a knife. Use a sheet of glass as a work surface when using a stencil burner.