What is another word for stencil?

Pronunciation: [stˈɛnsə͡l] (IPA)

The word "stencil," which refers to a sheet of material with a pattern or design cut out of it, has a number of synonyms. One of the most common is "template," which has a similar meaning and can also refer to a guide or outline for creating something. Other synonyms for stencil include "cutout," "pattern," "form," "shape," "mold," and "die." Some of these words have slightly different connotations than stencil-for example, "mold" typically refers to a three-dimensional shape and "die" is often used in industrial contexts-but all can be used to describe a design or pattern that serves as a guide for creating a larger work.

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What are the opposite words for stencil?

Stencils are a tool that allows you to create art or lettering by tracing a pattern or design. Antonyms for stencil might include "freehand," meaning free and without constraints; or "improvised," indicating a creative approach that is constantly changing. Alternatives words that can also be considered antonyms for stencil include "rough" or "sketchy," meaning a messy or incomplete approach to drawing. "Unstructured" is another antonym, which means lacking a pre-determined format. "Abstract" is also an antonym, indicating a departure from realistic, literal representation in art. Finally, "spontaneous" is another antonym, denoting a quick and unplanned approach to drawing or artwork creation.

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Usage examples for Stencil

A constructive stencil pattern based on the two national plants of Holland, the orange tree and the tulip, add richness to the general effect.
"The Art of the Exposition"
Eugen Neuhaus
It reminded Mrs. Truscott of the stencil inscription over the local Inferno.
"Marion's Faith."
Charles King
Here is another case in point: A well known French firm has been writing weekly letters for the past eighteen months to a New England factory trying to persuade the Manager to mark his export cases with a stencil plate and in ink rather than with a heavy lead pencil, as the latter marking is almost obliterated by the time the shipment arrives at Havre.
"The War After the War"
Isaac Frederick Marcosson

Famous quotes with Stencil

  • In infancy I was afraid of the dark, which I peopled with all sorts of things; but my grandfather cured me of that by daring me to walk through certain dark parts of the house when I was 3 or 4 years old. After that, dark places held a certain fascination for me. But it is in that I have known the real clutch of stark, hideous, maddening, paralysing . My infant nightmares were classics, & in them there is not an abyss of agonising cosmic horror that I have not explored. I don't have such dreams now—but the memory of them will never leave me. It is undoubtedly from them that the darkest & most gruesome side of my fictional imagination is derived. At the ages of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 I have been whirled through formless abysses of infinite night and adumbrated horrors as black & as seethingly sinister as any of our friend Fafhrd's [a nickname Lovecraft used for Fritz Leiber] "splatter-stencil" triumphs. That's why I appreciate such triumphs so keenly, Many a time I have awaked in shrieks of panic, & have fought desperately to keep from sinking back into sleep & its unutterable horrors. At the age of six my dreams became peopled with a race of lean, faceless, rubbery, winged things to which I applied the home-made name of . Night after night they would appear in exactly the same form—& the terror they brought was beyond any verbal description. Long decades later I embodied them in one of my pseudo-sonnets, which you may have read. Well—after I was 8 all these things abated, perhaps because of the scientific habit of mind which I was acquiring (or trying to acquire). I ceased to believe in religion or any other form of the supernatural, & the new logic gradually reached my subconscious imagination. Still, occasional nightmares brought recurrent touches of the ancient fear—& as late as 1919 I had some that I could use in fiction without much change. is a literal dream transcript. Now, in the sere & yellow leaf (I shall be 47 in August), I seem to be rather deserted by stark horror. I have nightmares only 2 or 3 times a year, & of these none even approaches those of my youth in soul-shattering, phobic monstrousness. It is fully a decade & more since I have known in its most stupefying & hideous form. And yet, so strong is the impress of the past, I shall never cease to be fascinated by as a subject for aesthetic treatment. Along with the element of cosmic mystery & outsideness, it will always interest me more than anything else. It is, in a way, amusing that one of my chief interests should be an emotion whose poignant extremes I have never known in waking life!
    H. P. Lovecraft

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