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! 

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: So Fontsy Card Redemption

Every Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit includes two So Fontsy redemption cards. The first card is for the Ikonart Stencil SVG Starter Bundle which includes 30 free pre-selected designs. The second card is for $100 to the So Fontsy Design Shop Card Redemption Page with over 3,000 designs to choose from. Watch this video to learn how to use them.

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: Print Artwork & Adjust Print Settings

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 my exact print settings (although 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 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.