Ikonart 101

If you just got the Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit and you don't know what to do next, you are in the right spot! We've broken the whole process into separate videos to make it easier to digest. We will be adding more videos soon! You can also find more project ideas and how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

Here are some helpful links to get you started as well: 

Ikonart 101: What's In The Box

Unbox your Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit 3.0 with me! 

Note: Kits purchased after March 2024 come bundled with a gift voucher from Creative Meadow instead of coupon cards from So Fontsy.

Ikonart 101: Setting Up The Exposure Stand

The first thing to do after you receive your kit is to get the stand setup. It's super easy and this video takes you through it step-by-step.

Ikonart 101: Make Your First Stencil

Every kit has an artwork sample in it and we recommend making a small stencil using that artwok to get started. That way you can see the magic happen right away!

Ikonart 101: Artwork For Beginners

For basic artwork editing we recommend Vectr. This free online editor can be done right in your browser window (no download required!). This is perfect for arranging multiple SVG files on a page, resizing SVG files, and adding cut lines. Check out our Artwork For Beginner Video Series for more videos.

Ikonart 101: Adjust Print Settings & Print

Printing your artwork as dark as possible is critical in the stencil making process. The darker your artwork, the easier your stencil will watch out. This video shows the exact print settings we use for our Canon Pixma iX6820 inkjet printer. NOTE: The settings for each printer will be different.

Ikonart 101: Tips For Exposing Stencils

use these helpful tips when exposing our stencil film using the Ikonart Exposure Stand.

Ikonart 101: Tips for Washing Out Stencils

Try these top six tips for washing out your Ikonart stencils.

Ikonart 101: Drying Ikonart Stencils

You can let your stencils air dry, or use these techniques to dry them faster.

Ikonart 101: Post-Expose Stencils

After your stencil is completely dry you need to put it back under the light to finish hardening the coating. This makes the stencil more durable. 

Ikonart 101: Clean Stencils After Use

Use these tips for cleaning your stencils after you use them.

7 Common Mistakes When Making Ikonart Stencils

Here are the seven most common mistakes to avoid when making your Ikonart stencils.

7 Common Mistakes When Using Ikonart Stencils

Here are the seven most common mistakes we see crafters make when using their Ikonart stencils.