I make stencils in a couple of different ways.
One way is to print on eight and a half by 11 paper, then laminate that, then cut the letters out leaving bridges.
Another way is to have my friend Doc O'Zee run a roll of stencil material through is plotter printer with a razor cutter tip.
After the razor plotter has cut the stencil you can see the letters are ready to go, but there is one more step, where pieces of letters are peeled away from the stencil backing, revealing much more of what the stencil will actually look like. Doc has coined the process of removing pieces of letters "weeding".
The final is when the recipient of the stencil peels the stencil off of the non-stick backing, and sticks the sticky stencil on the thrift store shirt.
Thank you to every person willing to wear a shirt, thank you to every person willing to stencil a shirt, and thank you to every person willing to help me make stencils.
Special thanks to my friend Doc O'Zee and his razor plotter cutter, jokingly named "robot stencil slave".
The "Stencil Request" button can be seen at the top of the page you're looking at right now, right here, at