I’m so excited to introduce So About What I Said’s newest sponsor today! Emily Rosas is one of the graphic designer behind Stencil Revolution, the small, family-owned operation based in Spring Hill, Florida. Launched just two years ago, the family team (including a couple lovable dogs who keep everyone company) has grown from a two-person operation to a full-fledged team of skilled stencil designers, laser technicians, and customer service representatives who are experienced with all forms of stencil art and production. And all their hard work shows! Their online shop is stocked with all kinds of fun and festive stencils — everything from animals to nature to flags to sports to words to holiday themes! Read on to learn more about the appeal of stencils as well as tips for working with stencils… xoxo
Tell me about Stencil Revolution. What’s the inspiration behind its launch?
One of our founders started cutting stencils with a small laser cutter in his house at the end of 2016. Things took off pretty quickly and before long, it became a full-time business with nearly everyone in the family pitching in. Now we have three lasers and several employees all thanks to stencils! When you place an order, a member of our family personally cuts, packs, and ships it directly to you! We don’t outsource anything and every dollar you spend with us stays right here in the USA, helping our family and friends live a simple, purposeful life.
What do you think are the appeal of stencils, even as an adult?
They are fun and easy to use. Crafting is so popular right now, with people having a greater appreciation for handmade goods. A stencil is a quick way to turn a craft into something special without a ton of effort.
What are you top 3 tips for being creative and working with stencils?
1. Always make sure the stencil is firmly pressed down when painting
2. Use a very light amount of paint on your brush or roller. Off load as much paint as possible onto your tray or a paper towel to avoid bleed.
3. Avoid using spray paint if you want the cleanest results.
What is your favorite piece in your shop and why?
The world map stencil is my favorite! I love how versatile it is, it’s also very popular.
Thank you for sharing your story, Emily!! Be sure to visit Cherry Laurel Studio and check out these shops for more inspiration too! xoxo