Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stencil Me In

This spread from my journal shows a much used stencil that finally fell apart so I just glued what was left into my journal.  How did I do it?  Well, I roamed through pictures of myself and found one I thought I could work with to make a stencil.  Okay, now what?  How do I do this?  I surfed to find tutorials on stencil making.  I like what Gary Reef is doing.  I used PhotoShop to get the picture "stencil ready".  Once I printed on card stock and used that as the stencil.  Another time, I printed on plain paper, stuck it under glass, put the acetate film on top of the glass and used an exacto knife to cut into the film using the printed drawing under the glass as a guide. 
These are some that worked out quite well.  Going clockwise:  acetate film, card stock, acetate film.  (The bottom one is very well used.  I got paper stuck to it.)

1 comment:

Kristin Dudish said...

Love your use of stencils - very cool! (I cut my own on acetate too)

p.s. thanks for the Golden digital grounds tip - I will definitely have to check those out!