We love stencils here at Oops a Daisy!
Here is everything you might want to know about the Oops a Daisy Stencil range.
Why use stencils in your journal?
Stencils make setting up your pages super quick, no need to count squares or use rulers! You can also use stencils to add design features to your page – no need for artistic talent to make things pretty.
How do I use them?
How you use the stencil will depend on how you want your page to look. You can repeat individual icons on the stencil, or just draw out the entire thing onto your page.
We recomend a Staedtler Pigment Liner (0.3 thickness) or similar to draw out the stencils, if you’re not sure on placement definitely use a pencil first before committing to pen.
Hold down the stencil with your non dominant hand and draw. If you find they keep moving then a small piece of blue tac can be useful (this is a great tip for younger journalers).
What are Oops a Daisy stencils made of?
Oops a Daisy stencils are made of laminated card stock. They are designed to be durable, and with proper care will last a long time.
The benefit of using a laminated card stencil over one made of plastic or metal is that they are much kinder to your precious pens! The are also lightweight and thin so can be carried around with you inside of your journal.
What size are Oops a Daisy Stencils?
We have 3 main types of stencil in our range:
Classic A5 Stencil – 22cm x 12cm.
Our Classic stencil is designed to be as flexible as possible. It will generally contain a variety of components that you use in an endless variety of ways to make up your spread. It can be tucked inside your A5/B5 journal or stored within our stencil storage folder. The standard stencils have a tab at the top so that they can also be used as a bookmark or page finder.
Pocket stencil – 13cm x 9.5cm
The Pocket stencils are smaller and are designed to fit within back pocket of your journal. They contain a variety of elements that you can use to make up your pages. They are compatible with both A6 and A5 journals and can be a really handy stencil to use on the go!
Super Easy stencil – 20.3cm x 14cm
Larger than our standard stencil, the Super Easy stencil is designed to be traced in full to create an entire spread quickly and easily! It will tuck inside your A5/B5 journal or can be stored in our stencil storage pocket.
What is meant by the “punch style”
By far the most common question we get about our stencils is “what punch style is best for me”.
All of our Classic sized stencils are available with three types of punch:
Our default stencil style, the unpunched stencil is designed to simply be tucked inside your A5 (or B5) planner.
2) Punched for 6-Ring
This style of punch is suitable for storing in an A5 Filofax type folder, or the custom made Oops a Daisy Stencil Storage Folder.
3) Punched for Discbound
The final style of punch is specifically designed to fit inside a discbound planner such as the Erin Condren, Happy Planner or Arc Notebook.
All three of these options are available to choose when you purchase your stencils.
Do you make bespoke designs?
Unfortunately, no. The time it takes us to design and produce a new stencil means it is not financially viable to us to make one-off stencils.
We hope that we have answered all of your questions above. If you do have any further questions please get in touch!