Creative Stenciling: Session 2

How to Use Stencil Patterns and Shapes

Below you will find a group of videos that will give you a great advantage in your stencil usage.  Each video gives you ideas on using the shapes and patterns on your projects.  Learn how to get the most out of your stencils and use them as a tool in your creativity.

The lessons are divided into smaller segments so you can easily find topics.  I recommend that you watch the lessons in numerical order.  Of course, you can always go back and watch them over as many times as you need to in order to grasp the skill being demonstrated. The time it will take to watch each video varies from lesson to lesson, and is shown in parenthesis () after each video link.

It is recommended that you let the video load completely in the browser window before you attempt to play it.  Be patient, this may take a few minutes.  It will depend on the speed of your computer and the speed of your internet connection.

NOTE: To view each video, click on the links below. The video will open in a new window. Close the window to return to this page.

Video 1:  Snowmen (9:40)
Video 2: Santas (7:04)
Video 3:  Pumpkins (20:33)
Video 4:  Witches (3:18)
Video 5:  Scarecrows (3:30)
Video 6:  Owls (5:14)
Video 7: Backgrounds and Repetitive Patterns (4:03)
Video 8:  Ghosts, Bats, and Spiders (3:33)
Video 9:  Words and Letters (4:21)
Video 10: Borders and Banners (3:01)
Video 11:  Simple Shapes (Blocks, Stripes, Checks, Moons) (2:27)
Video 12: Greenery, Winter Foliage, Trees, Branches & Leaves (6:24)
Video 13:  Flowers, Pots, & Baskets (4:09)
Video 14:  Bears (1:48)
Video 15:  Dogs & Cats (1:48)
Video 16: Penguins (0:56)
Video 17:  Quilt Patterns & Folk Art Shapes (3:20)
Video 18:  Coffee & Cupcakes (3:27)
Video 19: Frogs (3:30)
Video 20:  Butterflies, Lady Bugs, & Dragonflies (3:48)
Video 21:  Birds (1:53)
Video 22: Extras–Building Stencils, Haunted Mansion, Gingerbread Houses, Candy, Silhouettes (5:52)

The Bonus Video is an encore presentation that was included in one of our online workshops.  It covers how to cut your own stencils using a Walnut Hollow Versa Tool.  If you don’t cut your own stencils, consider doing so and you will open yourself up to all kinds of new and personally unique possibilities.  Hope you enjoy the info…

Bonus Video: How to cut your own stencils (13:34)

I hope you have great stenciling experiences.  If you would like to see all the current BCS and Alpha stencils.  Go to

Keep a smile in your brush!