from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of stencil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of using or the process of marking with a stencil; also, the markings, collectively, so produced.
  • n. Specifically, in ceramics, the act or process of reserving spaces or patterns on the ware in ground-laying.


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  • Typical volunteer projects include litter pick ups, invasive plant removal, storm drain stenciling, graffiti removal, and general area beautification.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • BTW, if your clients are interested in stenciling the walls, HomeMart has some neat precut stencils.


  • When the community was just starting, in the early 1980s, Renzo Mongiardino, an internationally famous decorator, brought in his valued craftsmen to teach San Patrignano residents forgotten skills, such as stenciling and waxing paper to look like parquet; artisans who fear that their knowledge will die with them continue to donate teaching time.

    Wine Therapy

  • The ideas are endless, such as stenciling brick pavers, stone pebbles, even a welcome mat at the entrance. Stories

  • The District´s stormwater program includes multifaceted public education efforts, such as stenciling storm drains and airing public service announcements, as well as extensive structural improvements, such as devices to exclude trash from entering into the streams and waterbodies and low-flow stormwater diversion devices at the beaches.

    California Chronicle

  • As a founding member of FAILE collective, this is her first solo show with a goal to "explore the themes of romance, morality, and religion that were at times, only glimmers within those formerly pooled images" through numerous mediums such as stenciling, brushwork and spray-paint.


  • Though he initially built bikes as a hobby, Mr. White wanted a professional look, stenciling on a logo for Vanilla.

    Custom Cycling's Big Wheel

  • Them: stenciling out a design on the wall, standing on ladders or crouched on hands and knees.

    From Midway To Halsted

  • Here is an action shot of Teacher stenciling a piece at 'Art Show 2011'.

    Gregory Linton: Come Participate in Mr. Brainwash's 'Art Show 2011'

  • Most of us know the work of Banksy, another creative force who makes his mark on our moral psyches by stenciling anti-establishment imagery on city walls while we sleep.

    Dylan Kendall: Street Art: A Window to a City's Soul


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