In 2004, I started Stencil1. I had this idea to offer graffiti stencils so I designed 50, built a barebones website, and launched it. I soon got a call from a buyer at Blick Art Materials saying she wanted to carry the stencils. I explained I just stuff these in envelopes from home. She replied “Figure out your packaging, we want them”. I did and Blick was the first store to carry my line. They carry an arrangement of designs in their stores and now they have offered a select amount on their website as well. I say all this to hopefully inspire the start-up entrepreneur. My advice is learn as you go, businesses grow and evolve as do dreamers. The selection of designs offered at Blick can be found here:
Big thanks to Blick Art Materials for 13 years of support and thanks to all who support Stencil1 with your love of creativity!
May, 2016, I flew to The Target HQ to present my brand to the buyers. Seven months later, I can proudly say that you can now shop on Target.com for Stencil1 stencils. I am so grateful that Target picked up our line.
We are still currently 100% Made in America and sometimes there are challenges in getting into big stores when you are a small business that makes your product in the U.S. Well, we did it! Humbled to share this news with you all as we continue to grow our American dream!
You can now shop online for your favorite Stencil1 stencils along with many other products America’s favorite retailer has to offer!
It’s easy to find. Just search “Stencil1″ at Target.com and choose from hundreds of designs. Shop now!
We’re happy to introduce three **NEW** stencils to our Stencil1 Small Pattern Stencils collection!
Get them now for $5.99 each!
We are thrilled to announce we are now offering inspirational wall decals for your walls! There fun designs – The Adventure Begins, Your Journey Awaits, and Life isn’t About Waiting for the Storm to Pass It’s Learning to Dance in the Rain. We are so excited to offer these as well hope they will inspire you each day when you have this message on your wall!
The designs will be available in Hobby Lobby stores and on their website starting mid October 2016.
Whether you’re a beginner or expert, Stencil1 provides top quality classes for all of our customers!
We recently added a new link from Craftsy to our Classes page that will teach you how to stencil on any surface, including paper, glass, and even concrete.
Be sure to continue checking our blog and follow us on Twitter @Stencil1 as we may update the Classes page with more great stuff for you all!
The pineapple image is celebrated as a fun design element and yet it has for centuries symbolized “Welcome” in decor and architecture. A rare fruit to Europe and early Colonial America, obtained not locally but through trade, the pineapple became very in demand. Only wealthy hosts could afford to offer this fruit to their guests so it became a symbol of generosity and affluence. Real pineapples were presented at entryways, later the iconic fruit started to appear in carvings and concrete sculptures.
So why not say WELCOME to your guests and update this traditional decor statement with a punch of color! Using the *new* Stencil1 Pineapple stencil, paint it above your door in your favorite bright, cheery color.