Make Your Own Stacked Stone Wall Stencil

I just finished my pattern for the Village Pub, based on the Gus O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin, Ireland. Since the pub had a stacked stone wall front, I decided I wanted one too. There were several ways I could make the stones, using either my texture folders like I showed you when I made Villa Torre, or using a debossing tip, as I did with Hiorne Tower. I really love the look of stenciled stones made with grit paste, however, so I decided it was time that I make and share a new stencil pattern.

The Stacked Stone Wall is the fourth stencil I have made and shared. The first was a stretcher bricks pattern or bond, which is the most common of all brick patterns, while the 3rd was a French Bond, a rather unusual brick pattern. The second stencil was for a stacked stone chimney. For a chimney, however, you tend to use stacked stones that are taller and narrower than I wanted for the pub wall.

How To Make Your Own Stacked Stone Wall Stencil


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Materials to Make a Stencil

  • My free Stacked Stone Wall Pattern from the A Cottage in the Forest Library. Design #77. Get the password for free by filling out the form at the bottom of this page
  • Blank Stencil Sheets for the stencil. These are a 4 mil milky white and are very easy to cut with just a regular fine point blade. Use a new/ sharp blade. I used to buy 12″ x 12″ stencil blanks from this company, but they have been out of stock for a while. This larger size cuts just the same.
  • A Cutting Machine like a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore.
  • Sticky Green Mat. It is important that the mat be sticky. If the stencil can lift up from the mat at all it will not cut correctly. It is not enough to just tape down the edges. I have bought several different mats off of Amazon, and I like the quality of this company the best.

How To Make The Stacked Stone Wall Stencil

Download the Stacked Stone Wall Stencil Pattern

Download the Stacked Stone Wall Stencil Pattern from A Cottage in the Forest Library. It is design #77. Don’t forget to unzip it. The pattern is available in three formats – as a SVG (scalable vector graphics), a DXF (drawing eXchange format), and as a Studio3 file. I don’t provide a PDF for this pattern as you would not want to try to cut it out by hand. If there is enough interest, I could add stencils to my shop for people who don’t have a cutting machine.

Import the Stacked Stone Wall Pattern into Design Software. I used to import the stencil ready to cut, and then I realized that limited you to making the stencil the height and width I made it. You may want to make your stencil wider and shorter – as I did for the stencil I made for my Village Pub. I walk you through the steps below.

Once the Stacked Stone Wall is uploaded into your software, check to make sure the pink 1″ square equals 1″, then delete it. From your shapes menu, select the square and make it at least 1/2″ taller and wider than you want your stencil. in my case I wanted a stencil that is 5 1/2″ tall x 10″ wide, so I made my rectangle 6″ x 10 1/2″.

Compare the stencil pattern to your rectangle and decide if you need to make any adjustments. I liked the size of the blocks, but when I duplicated it and aligned the pattern block, the edge blocks were too wide. So I first sliced off a strip, then duplicated it. I flipped it horizontally, aligned the two pattern blocks side by side, then highlighted both and clicked COMBINE > WELD.

Place the welded result over your rectangle, highlight both, click ALIGN > CENTER, and then click SLICE. Delete all of the excess slice pieces until you have your final stencil. You can now rename your slice result Stacked Stone Wall. If you ever want to make another stencil using the same stacked stone wall pattern a different size, you have the Stacked Stone Wall pattern in your upload library and can follow the steps to make a new stencil.

For the Stencil:

Cut your stencil out of the stencil material. For my Cricut Maker, I used a sticky green mat, the 4 mil Stencil setting with more pressure, and a newish blade. If you use a duller blade not every piece may cut through completely. Usually if you push a piece with a pin tool towards the back, it will snap out, but you may need to wiggle a few of them several times. Remember, if your machine doesn’t cut through completely on the first pass, do not unload the mat, but instead hit the GO button again and it will cut over the previous cut lines a 2nd time.

Using the Stencil:

I use Ranger Distress Grit Paste for all of my stonework as it gives it a realistic rough stone look.  I have a detailed tutorial regarding stenciling using a mask at the Marques Tower tutorial.

That’s it! Enjoy adding this new stacked stone wall pattern to the buildings in your Holiday Village! I would love to see pictures of your village made using my Stacked Stone Wall stencil. Please share a photo of it with me by emailing me at


Download the Stacked Stone Wall Stencil Pattern


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