Stencil Maker

Lay out and cut stencils used to print multicolor designs on rugs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stencil Makers do?

Lays out and cuts stencils used to print multicolor designs on rugs, using opaque projector, knife, pencil, and brushes: Draws pencil copy of symmetrical design on tracing paper according to specified dimensions. Projects and enlarges scale drawing of nonsymmetrical design on tracing paper, using opaque projector, and reproduces enlargement, using pencil. Lays out shape of each stencil on drawing and traces shape onto stencil paper. Cuts stencil from paper, using knife. Brushes shellac onto stencils and attaches stencils to frames, using handtools. May attach wires to brace frames. Prepares proof copy and inspects for accuracy of design reproduction. May mix paints to obtain specified colors for printing.

Should I be a Stencil Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Stogy Maker

    How to become a Stencil Maker

    Stencil Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Stencil Maker-related education!
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