I love making my own stencils with the Silhouette Cameo. It’s really easy to do, and you have the flexibility to make whatever type of stencil you’d like. Use pre-made stencil cut files or make your own custom stencils right at home!
In this video, I’ll show you how to make stencils with the Silhouette Cameo, but you can make stencils with most any digital die cutting machine, including but not limited to the Silhouette Portrait and Curio, the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker, the Brother Scan N Cut, and more. I’ll also show you four materials that I like to use to cut stencils. My absolute favorite is the Grafix Matte Dura-Lar, but there are plenty of other materials that you can use, too.
Check out the step-by-step video below:
Supplies Used in This Project
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Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition
Grafix Matte Dura-Lar .005
C-Line Laser Transparency Film / Acetate
plastic index dividers (I purchased a package of 8 dividers for $1 at the Dollar Tree)
For the Stenciled Card Background
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink Pad
foam daubers (similar to what I used)
a non-stick craft mat
The stencil results were great! Would you please let us know what cut settings you used on your cameo? I’ve tried the preselected stencil material and the cuts are not working on the dura-lar.