I really don't understand what you people mean when you say 'stencil'.
i think 'stencil' is a very vague word that applies to pretty much any art involving a transfer of ink. silk screening, it seems, is not really considered stenciling--even if you cut the stencil then burn the screen; so it seems to my understanding. 'true' stenciling is to cut paper into an image and use that stencil to apply to your canvas/shirt. -though i don't see how it's any different than using the stencil to transfer to a screen; it's just a more secure and sharper stencil--especially if you're mixing the modern advancements of Photoshop and the like. but here's a really good tutorial on stenciling in the stenciling thread.