Review | Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition Stencils

One afternoon last week I got busy in my craft room. Pulled out a canvas and brushed on some paint as a base for the stencils I was planning to try out. While my base paint dried, I chose two stencils from the Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition to use on my project. I chose a diagonal pattern and a chevron pattern. Unlike other stencils that I’ve used, I had to punch out all the drop out pieces. I actually ended up decoupaging those drop out pieces to my canvas and painting over them for an additional texture. There’s no waste in my craft room!

fancy pants stencils

These stencils are not plastic – they can best be described as a coated cardstock. I used each one several different times with many different colors of paint. The stencils held up well, and after drying were not warped and are ready to be used again.

Close Up

I found the scale of the stencils to be well suited for not only my canvas but also for standard card sizes and scrapbooking.

Brush Technique

This is another quality product from Fancy Pants Designs! I’m looking forward to seeing how the Artist Series line grows.


  • Stencil doesn’t warp or buckle
  • Interesting and trendy designs
  • Affordable


  • Have to punch out drop out pieces

Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition Stencils are in stores now with an MSRP of $2.99-$3.99.

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Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she bloga all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


2 Responses to Review | Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition Stencils

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    barbara macaskill February 21, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I did not even realize that they had stencils! I will be giving them a try and I like the idea of being able to use the punch outs for other projects!!! The time it takes to push them out should be worth the effort! At least I hope so!! LOL Thanks for the review!

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    Barbara Burgess February 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi Deena. I enjoyed your review, but I really wish you had posted a picture of your finished project.