Friday, February 15, 2013

Easy Stencil Creation

I've had success making my own stencils with 4ml painters plastic. 
There is even heavier weight plastic you can choose to use. 
They're lightweight, easy to clean & store. If you need them slightly stiffer, tape edges with heavy duty duck tape. 
Nice too since they're transparent, you can place over design and trace. 

 If you want to repeat your stencil designs, they're thin enough to use as a mask for silkscreens.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have been using stencils with clients making their first art painting an outdoor installation...and now to discover you can cut your own...thank you... and play with this intriguing technique. I love your first efforts. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Vivian Helena said...

Hi Wen,, where are you buying the stencil material... art store or hard ware store? Great idea. vivian

Wen Redmond said...

Painters plastic- 4ml or heavier

Wen Redmond said...

To make the stencil really flatten to surface, spray with removable adhesive.

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