If you’ve spent a little time in the Silhouette world, you know that there are endless possibilities of what you can do and create. Even after many years of being a Silhouette user, I’m learning new things all the time, not just about techniques but about different tools and supplies as well. A product I’ve been using for some time now is Oramask 813 Stencil Film. It’s been a real game-changer for me and today I’m sharing with you three reasons why like it so much.
Oramask 813 Stencil Film can be used on wood, glass, ceramic and even fabric. It’s great for paint projects on both wood and fabric. It’s also perfect for etching glass and ceramic, whether you use a sandblaster or an etching cream such as etchall.
Ease of Use
Stencil film cuts beautifully and is so easy to weed! Using settings of Blade=2, Speed=5, Force=10, and Passes=1, each of these designs cut perfectly on my Cameo and I was able to weed all 15 in less than 10 minutes.
Oramask 813 is designed for use as a stencil while other vinyl products such as 631 and 651 are not. It is thinner than adhesive vinyl and easier to work with. It has just the right amount of tack, meaning it adheres well to the base material, yet is easy to remove when ready. And because it is translucent, air bubbles or edges that aren’t sealed are easy to spot and can be fixed before they become a problem.
When using 813 on painting projects, there is a lower risk of paint bleeding under the edges of the stencil and less likelihood that the base layer will peel off when the stencil is removed. When used for etching, there is less likelihood of cream bleeding under the stencil and I have yet to suffer a “blowout” when sandblasting over a stencil made of 813. As a fabric stencil it’s much easier to use than freezer paper, especially if your design includes small pieces that could be lost in the transfer process.
If you haven’t used Oramask 813 stencil film, I encourage you to give it a try. Purchase it online at places like Swing Design, H&H Sign Supply,Amazon, or Expressions Vinyl. If you do, pop back in and leave me a comment and let me know what you think. It’s always great to hear from you!
Until next time,
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Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.