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by Craig Frazier

Craig Fraser has been airbrushing for 30+ years and has worked as a professional illustrator even longer. Holding a Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly SLO in Architecture, and Associate degrees in Aero Engineering, Music, and Computer Science, he likes to balance aesthetic and engineering in all of his work.

The author of the best selling Automotive Cheap Tricks ! Special FX books, Craig has also produced over 25 how-to airbrush videos, and numerous automotive tech articles for publications such as Hot Rod Magazine, Streetrucks, Truckin, P&KG, and Airbrush Action.

He has designed for Iwata Artool over 20 Freehand Templates for textures, skulls, flames and steampunk.


These freehand airbrush templates are designed by Craig Fraser and laser cut from Artool.

“Everyone seems to be going pirate crazy nowadays, so why should us kustom painters be any different? I find it ironic that the second mural I ever painted in this industry back in `92 had a pirate theme. I guess the phrase “whatever goes around, comes around” really holds true. In piracy I wanted to set out to create a series of stencils that covered every aspect of the buccaneer lifestyle. While these Artool designs may be specific to the Pirate community, the possibilities are endless (as long as it’s pirate related).

Now I am not too sure about any bad luck, or cursed situations which could befall you by using these images, but I will let you all figure that one out! There are no more of these types of pirates on the high seas; they have traded their swords for fountain pens, and their hooks for briefcases. I like to call them lawyers. But fear not – I will not make a stencil of them! They’re way too frightening, so much so, even the Artool test prisoners will not play with them!” - Craig Fraser

This set of stencils consists of six themed templates:
Tell No Tales:
Nothing says Piracy like a skull and crossed bones and swords. In this stencil also included is bananas, eye patches and dew-rags. If you don’t feel a bit piratey after this, you’re a landlubber!
What self-respecting pirate would have a set of stencils, and no pirate map!? We can’t guarantee that you will find any treasure with it, but you will look good trying. With tattered edges, a compass legend and an “X” marking the spot, how can you go wrong?
Jolly Rodger:
If you are painting up a true pirate galley, you will need to be flying a Jolly Rodger from the main mast. Otherwise, it’s just not scary and no one will take your ship seriously!
Flyin' Dutchman:
On the seven seas, Davy Jones’ Flyin Dutchman has been a legend of all pirate lore. While the existence of the Flyin Dutchman has never been proved or disproved, we have 5 possibilities for you to airbrush away at your hearts content.
O Cursed:
This is what happens to bad pirates that don’t share the booty. (Wait… that sounded wrong). Avaster! These guys aren’t too happy because they are long dead and are coming for ye. And remember, please do not feed the decomposed pirates!
Pieces Of Eight:
This stencil is pretty much self-explanatory – as a great space filler and a killer graphic effect. Pieces of Eight will do for loose change as Bonz did for skulls. Try using this stencil over a metallic gold base coat, and you will achieve something ultra hip indeed!

Templates measure approximately 
8" × 10"


Tell No Tales


Jolly Roger
template template




O Cursed


template template




Flying Dutchman


Pieces of Eight
template template



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Description Retail
Individual Templates
FH PRY 1 Piracy:
Tell No Tales
FH PRY 2 Piracy:
Jolly Rodger
FH PRY 3 Piracy:
O Cursed

FH PRY 4 Piracy:

FH PRY 5 Piracy:
Flying Dutchman

FH PRY 6 Piracy:
Pieces of Eight

Complete Template Set
FH PRY 7 Piracy:
Complete Set of 6
Complete Mini Template Set
FH PRY 7 MS Piracy: Mini Series
Complete Set of 6

(approx. size 5" x 7" each)

Rev 09.2023