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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Craft Product Review: Stencils by iStencils



Stencils are awesome. I use stencils for a lot of different types of things. I use stencils for paper crafting, fabric, decoupage, painting, and more. Stencils used to be very cliché, bland, and boring.
Now that crafting has hit a high again, more and more awesome companies are coming out with the most AMAZING stencils. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Istencils.
Stencils aren’t just for walls, Istencils have over 2,600 different stencils that can be used on any type of crafting project.
Here’s a little bit about iStencils from the website:
We have one of the largest online selections of stencils for home decor, custom clothing and more, including many different wall stencils, letter stencils,graffiti stencils and airbrush stencils.
iStencils is a collection of select artworks of different artists from all over the world. Every iStencils stencil is masterfully laser cut from the highest quality materials by the friendly folks at stencilsonline.com, for user friendly, hassle free stencils that anyone can use. Most of our stencils are made from durable (yet highly flexible) 7 mil Mylar which is strong enough to use again and again, but thin enough to achieve incredible detail wherever you choose to stencil. All of our stencils are reusable and easy to clean, and with proper care, your stencils will last a lifetime.
With their line of stencils, there is NOTHING that you can’t do. They have so many different options that I spend forever just looking and admiring before I chose the stencils I wanted to review.
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I really loved the variety of heart stencils.. They had swirl hearts, hearts in groups, regular hearts, but most of all I really liked the bleeding heart. It looked so cool.

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These stencils were definitely thicker than others on the market. It makes it so much easier to work with. They come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs for any size of craft you’re working with.
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The 5x5 stencils are $4.99, the bigger you go- the more money you need (of course).. If you choose to get the 36x36 stencils, you would be able to stencil an entire yard of fabric.! Isn’t that cool?
Having a thicker surface means that they will last longer and will definitely be able to hold up to whatever medium you’re working with. Whether it is fabric paint, acrylic paint, crayons, sharpies..
I immediately starting working with the star stencil I got. I had a premade tote with an iron on patch that this was perfect for. Here is the picture of me getting the patch ironed on.
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Then I wanted to position the stencil so that the stars looked like they were descending from the iron on start.
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Although the paint took quite a few times to come out as brightly as I wished it to be, it still turned out pretty awesome.
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I haven’t had a chance to work with the other 2 stencils yet, but I will post the pictures as soon as they’re done.
The other stencils were Wings and of course the star stream.
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The stencils are easy to clean as well. As soon as I got done, I used hot water and soap and there was absolutely no problem with the paint coming off! Not to be said about thinner crafting stencils. Most of the ones I had before getting these are all painted up because the paint was too hard to get off because they were almost translucent.
I really liked working with these stencils. Great quality for a great price!
Find Istencils online:
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/iStencils/348831181793648 (readers will get a coupon code for visiting)
Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/istencils/
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Thanks for dropping by,

Jessica
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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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