Cutting Edge Stencils produces some of the most beautiful and unique decorative stencils for today’s DIY-er. Janna Makaeva and Greg Swisher, long-time professional decorative artists, founded the company in 2008. Prior to that they ran the New York area's leading decorative painting company, Spec Fin (Specialty Finishes). During that time they completed hundreds of high profile decorating projects in collaboration with the area’s leading interior designers.
And in 2008 it all shifted to DIY! So, we decided to use our wealth of painting and stenciling experience to empower and inspire the new DIY-ers. And Cutting Edge Stencils was born! We started by offering a small collection of our professional stencils. We also shared free stencil videos full of professional tips and tricks, and DIY-ers loved it! We showed that anyone can stencil and decorate their home with our easy-to-use stencils and expert tips. People who never stenciled before started to send us beautiful pics of their stenciled projects, and we were amazed!
Soon our popularity among the DIY community soared. We’ve been featured on TV, in major design magazines and on 1000s of DIY blogs. We’ve created hundreds of beautiful, user friendly stencils and innovative stenciling tools such as our patented Clip On Stencil Level. Cutting Edge Stencils has become one of the largest and most popular stencil companies with a huge following. Today we continue teaching, inspiring and empowering the ever growing DIY community.