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Spray Paint the ITS Logo with this DIY Stencil

By Bryan Black

Now you can tag up your favorite logo anywhere you want!  This ITS stencil is something I’ve been wanting to release for a long time and thanks to Matt’s skills we’re now able to!

I’ve made a few of these stencils myself with the ITS Logo, but I’ve never been happy with the results. After seeing Matt’s version I realized that my lines that anchor the head onto the shield were always too thin!

Here’s the stencil for you to download and some tips to achieve the best results.

ITS Stencil Tips

  • ITS Tactical Stencil 03Use an X-ACTO Knife for better results and be sure to have a self-healing cutting mat, or cut on a surface you don’t mind permanently etching the ITS logo in!
  • If printing on standard paper, plan on having a freshly cut stencil for each time you paint. Paper will work fine, but after it’s first use it will curl and render the stencil unusable.
  • For better results use thin cardboard or card stock, this will make a tougher stencil that will last for multiple uses.
  • When using cardboard, print the stencil out on plain paper and tape it to your cardboard so it doesn’t move.
  • To avoid overspray, tape some newspaper around the edges of your stencil.

One last tip. When I created the ITS Logo I designed it to have a light colored skull on a dark background; if painting on a dark surface spray down a coat of white first then paint stencil over it in black or a dark color. I’m not a big fan of the negative image of the logo.

Be sure to post up a photo of what you tag with the ITS Stencil in our Flickr ITS Reader Photos Group!

Download the ITS Tactical Stencil in PDF Format HERE!

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Discussion

  • Oh yeah, sweet!!

  • jon bodon

    oh my god. This is too awesome haha.
    Thanks

    • paolo s

      Very cool!

  • Justin Myers

    If you are having to lay some white down first, it might be a good idea to make two stencils. Except with one totally cut the skull and notch out so you just have the shape of the shield. Then come back with the complete stencil.

    • Alex P.

      I’m thinking if the skull was suspended via fishing line and duct tape, it might just work. And you most likely wont even see the fishing wire as the thin paper is example of strong bleed over.

  • I know what’s going on the side of my ammo cans to differentiate mine from all the other ones now.

    • A.J. Steiner

      Haha, As soon as I saw the pictures, I was thinking the same thing!

  • Daniel Garcia

    Very cool, Thanks for sharing!

  • Dave J.

    Now I am waiting to see who the first person will be to tag their dog or significant other!

  • I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! Very cool, thanks for sharing this.

  • Mike

    If you want to make a stencil that will last for a while, go to the cooking section of the local store and get some flexible cutting boards. Usually you can find some cheap ones that aren’t very thick and can be cut with some careful use of a good knife. A little spray adhesive to hold the printed design to the cutting board and it’s good to go. Or go to the local art supply place and look for frisket. It’s used for some types of stencil work with air brushes and so on.

  • Jester

    Need someone to shave this design into their hair!

    I’d do it, but I’m bald.

    • the pitbull469

      i would but it’s against SOP.

  • the pitbull469

    HOW TO: COOL SPRAY PAINT FX
    when i was a kid i used to make some kick ass stencils (street art too, don’t tell any one!) i don’t know why i never thought to make an ITS one. there are alot of cool effects you can do with spray paint.
    one really cool one is a DIGI CAM EFFECT: take a sheet of grid paper and cut out random sections of grid, then select three or four colors and start with your lightest color and work up in layers to you r darkest. be sure to flip and rotate the grid stencil to achive a true random digi pattern and let the grid stencil dry between layers.
    this one is really easy WATER MARK EFFECT: spray down your base paint color then splash water on that layer when dry. next spray water on the first dry layer of paint to form large water droplets then, spray a second color over the water. wait afew second and wipe the water bubbles away. you’ll be left with the base color showing were the water was.
    Now all you have to do is spray your ITS stencil on top of your cool effect and your in the money.
    hope this was helpful.

  • Mustang0268

    The plastic cooking/cutting sheet was brilliant! Two hours start to finish, and I will post the pictures somewhere in the forum.

  • Aaron Oosterhart

    Wish I had a compressor for my airbrush… I’d so tag my fiancé and daughter!

  • jay s

    am i in heaven? wheres the nearest shooting range?

  • Jon

    Am I the only one that thinks that this would look cool as $#!t on the side of their AR?

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  • grunt103

    I’m putting this on my tailgate of my truck

  • Image Stencil

    Here’s the same stencil in image form, you can throw it in a word doc or whatever and size it as you want (I needed a really small one for my lock pick kit [I’ll post a picture when it’s ready] so I took the image from the pdf and worked a little photoshop magic to make it better)

    Regular: http://i62.tinypic.com/11uaq68_th.png
    Bold (I thickened the dotted lines a little): http://i62.tinypic.com/zwf536_th.png

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