You will need:
• permanent marker
• acetate or stencil paper, for making the
stencils (you can also use self-adhesive
contact paper for making stencils for
• utility knife
• heavy cardboard or cutting mat, to use
as a cutting surface
• inks (for this project I used Pebeo
Setacolor Fabric inks in “Fawn”
• old plate
• masking tape
• stencil brush or sponge (stencil brushes
will work best, but any flat stiff-bristle
brush will serve the purpose)
• fabric boxes, to print on
1. Print out the design and trace it with
your marker onto the clear acetate paper.
(Some printers can print directly onto
some acetate papers.)
2. Use a knife
to cut out your design.
3. Pour a small
amount of paint onto an old plate.
4. Place your stencil on top of your
material. Secure the stencil to the
material using masking tape so it will
not move during the printing operation.
(This is why using self-adhesive plastic as
a stencil is so handy: you won’t need to
secure the stencil with masking tape.)
5. Dab an even amount of ink on the
stencil. Applying several thin layers of ink
yields a better result than using too much
ink at one time.
6. If you are printing more
than one color, print all of your designs
in one color, and let the print dry before
changing stencils. It is easier to use a
separate brush or sponge for each color.
For more fun projects like this go to
Lotta’s website, jansdotter.com