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Cross Stencil

I hope you find these four cross stencil designs help you will your religious arts and crafts projects.

 

Right click on any of these free stencils and select print or save if you’re on a PC or drag it into a document if you’re on a MAC.

Cross StencilSo that you can use your printed cross stencil patterns again and again, cover them with a protective coat like clear shelf liner before you cut out the openings. I like to do just the top side because a slick cover on the back will encourage paint to seep under and smear your painting.

You can wipe your stencil down after each use with a damp cloth.

There are so many ways to use religious stencils like these. One great way to put these stencil designs to good use if for gift giving. Paint these on a clear vase and slip a colored candle inside for a beautiful votive. Or paint one on a plain tote bag for a personalized touch. By cutting out one of these designs from fabric and sewing onto a very large piece of fabric of another color or design you can create a great quilt that could be cherished for generations.

Celtic Cross StencilCeltic Cross

In Germany and the Netherlands, this cross is called the Keltisch Cross and in other countries it is known as the Gaelic Cross. The design is popular in Ukraine and adorns the tops of cupolas, where the circle sometimes has rays emanating out, much like a Sun symbol.

Crosses are also quite popular in Pop Culture Art. This opens up more stenciling ideas which include painting these cross stencils onto a pair of jeans or t-shirt or jean jacket.

The image of the cross and other religiuos images can cross all age boundaries of popularity by displaying them in different colors and keeping in mind the fashion sense of the person that is using them. But, of course, always with the respect required.

St Nicholas CrossSt. Nicholas’s Cross (also known as St. Olga’s Cross)

St. Nicholas is one of the most popular saints, especially for Eastern Catholics and the Orthodox. Due to his charity and concern for the welfare of children, the Archbishop Nicholas (280-342 A.D.) of the Mediterranean port of Myra (Turkey) became Saint Nicholas and is the Patron Saint of children and travelers.

I often find that working with stencil designs like these cross stencils gives me an opportunity to learn about history and the people that stood out for their beliefs and actions.

This cross of St. Nicholas would be beautiful quilted or painted on the front of a Bible Cover for a Child's First Communion since he is the Patron Saint of children.

Hand Sketched Cross StencilWorking with paper stencils like these cross stencil designs have a few advantages like being able to make the same stencil different sizes. You can also take the page to a copier machine to reduce or enlarge to fit your project size. Or you can copy them to a MS Word or Mac Pages Document and by pulling on the corner marks you can stretch the image to any size.

I hand sketched this ornamental cross stencil while I was designing some cards. It’s so easy to make lovely cards with this stencil (or any stencil that suits you). Trace it onto a sheet of fine paper (I like to use a cream colored thick stock), and cut out the openings (islands). Fold the paper in two and glue a different color paper to the inside just along the back side of the fold. When you close the card, the openings will reveal the colored paper.

Enjoy!

Happy Stenciling!

Penny

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

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Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

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