DIY Layered Stencil for Sublimation

LVHC PCC April 4

LVHC PCC April 4

Hello friends!  This is Linh or LV Handcrafted across the socials. I love that the PCC SVG files come with a version that is separated and assembled. It makes it really easy to create a DIY layered stencil for sublimation. All you need to do is create one stencil for each color of the design. In my tutorial video, I’ll show you a tip for making it easy for you to line up all your layers!

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To see how I made this, check out the video below:

If you prefer written instructions, follow the steps below:


Scale your design to the size you need
to fit your project. Add 1/4” squares
just outside the size of your project
in each of the four corners.

These will be your registration
boxes for lining up each layer.

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Copy the design. From your copy,
decide which color you want to keep
on this layer and delete all the other
elements from the design that are
in a different color.

Select the design elements and all
four registration boxes. Click Attach
so they cut exactly as shown on
your screen.
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Repeat Step 2 for each different
color of your design. Each set
should have all four registration
boxes and only the elements
that should be the same color.
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Send your project to get cut. I used
mylar for my stencils so it can
be used over and over again.
But you can cut your stencil out of
cardstock if you don’t need it to last.
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When you create a sublimation
design, it needs to be mirrored. 
So flip your stencil so you are
inking through the back of the stencil.

Be sure to ink through your
4 registration boxes!
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As you go to stencil on each layer,
line up the registration boxes. You
don’t need to ink through those boxes
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Sublimate the design onto your
blank according to the temperature
and time specified for your blank.

Remember to cover your design
top & bottom with butcher paper
to protect your heating plates.
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Happy crafting!

LV Handcrafted

DIY Layered Stencil for Sublimation

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