Fonts are by far the one thing I love to hoard on my computer. I do find it funny that while I can’t resist buying more fonts, I really only use a handful of them. One thing I’ve been looking for lately is a good stencil font to use with my card-making. I’ve searched all my favorite websites and I just am not able to find exactly what I want.
Back to the drawing board, I guess I’ll have to make my own! In case you are in this same boat you are in luck. I’m going to walk you through the few simple steps it takes to make your own stencil font.
I have to put this out there, in case you are selling your designs. If you alter a font to make it a stencil font, this still does not give you the right to sell the stencil version because the original font was not your own creation.
Now that the boring junk is out of the way, let’s dive into creating our font.
Pick the font you want to use, it can be san serif or script. This technique works with all fonts. Write out your text and then weld the letters together. Now ungroup the words so each letter has its own bounding box around it.