Guide & Tips: Free Stencil Maker and Downloader

 
A. To make your own personalized stencils follow these simple directions:

  • Step #1 - Enter some text and then press either the "Enter" key on your keyboard or press the "Update" button.

  • Step #2 - Select your desired font type by pressing either Block, Stencil, or Calligraphy.

  • Step #3 - Optionally formatting.

  • "Fill color" specifies the color of the interior of the text. "Line color" specifies the color of the outline. On newer browsers, you can simply select either button to change these colors. If using an older browser, you can change these values by either typing the name of the color (e.g., "red") or entering the RBG value (e.g., #ff0000).

  • "Stroke" specifies the thickness of the line surrounding the text. Try experimenting with values between 1 and 10.

  • "Kerning" specifies the spacing between characters. Try experimenting with values between -50 and 200.

  • "Font size" specifies the overall size of the text measured in pixels or points.

  • "Padding" specifies the extra space around the content. If you find your text is being cropped, simply add a little more padding.

  • Step #4 - Press "View/Print", "Save PNG Format", "Save JPG Format", or "Save PDF Format" to either print or save the image.
 
B. Text can be converted to coloring sheets by selecting or using the default fill color "White".
 
C. For images that will be used for print (e.g. coloring sheets), specify a large pixel value before downloading. Then resize the image smaller. This is necessary because the images are created using a resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) or ppi (points per inch). However, most printers use a resolution of 300 dpi.
 
D. Learn how to make and paint stencils.

 
E. See resizing and printing images, if you need help with resizing images consistently or printing images (on multiple pages).