- 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](https://homesteady.com/how-5159733-stencil.html) 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.