These 12" x 18" sheets are perfect for larger signs, chalkboards, porch signs, etc.
Larger stencil films are designed to be used with the Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit, but the kit MUST be modified with the Extender Bar to raise the light up higher. You will also need to flip the light around and expose your film on a smooth, flat surface (pictured above).
Note: Looking for stickier stencils for shirts, tea towels, pillow covers, fabric, textiles, wood, or other textured surfaces, check out our Ikonart Textile Film. This purple film was specifically designed for DIY screen printing on textiles, but the more aggressive adhesive makes it the perfect choice for wood projects as well.
Ikonart Stencil Film - 12"x18" Size:
USING THE 12" X 18" STENCIL FILM
CARING FOR YOUR STENCILS
Ikonart Stencil Film is light sensitive and should remain in the packaging it comes in until you are ready to expose it. The film must stay out of the sunlight and bright lights before exposure and during washout. Keep unused stencil film in the black bag when not in use.
The unexposed film has a shelf life of at least one year from the date of manufacture if stored and handled properly. For storage of the Ikonart Stencil Film, before it is exposed, we recommend storing it in a cool, dry place. Temperatures should not be below freezing or above 85°F. After the film is exposed, your finished stencils should be stored flat in a dry area.
Do not soak your stencils in water for extended periods of time. Do not use any chemicals (such as cleaning wipes) when washing paint off your stencils, as these chemicals can break down the emulsion and adhesive.
If you over-washed your stencils and they don’t seem sticky enough, try one of these tips to make them stickier.
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Our stencil films are made in the USA at our headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. They have been independently tested by InfoTox International to ensure they are safe when used as directed. They meet all health requirements of the Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA) and conform to ASTM D-4236.