This stencil film is exactly what we use to make our stencils. It comes in two thicknesses: standard (125 micron/5 mil) and thick (250 micron/10 mil). The thicker film is for stencilling with thick mediums such as plaster compounds. The film can be cut with either a scalpel or heatpen cutting tool. It is a semi-transparent, milky white polyester film and is both strong yet flexible. It can be cleaned with both water based products and solvents. You can use water and oil based paint products as well as etching creams on it. To draw on the film, use either a permanent pen or one of our marking pencils.