Making Stencils

I decided I needed a few different stencils to use with paper fabric lamination. I remembered that I had made a couple of voided shape designs in my Level 2 Stitch class that would be easy to convert to a stencil.

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I used this photo of a butterfly to develop a design by “voiding” the shape. You really have to simplify the original image to do this.

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This is the the piece that I made in my stitch class.

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I have this thin plastic that Carole gave me. I”m not sure what it is. But it works great for stencils. I traced my butterfly design.

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And then started cutting it out with a craft knife.

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Here’s the finished stencil.

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I tried it out in my sketch book with stamp ink pads.

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Here’s the other design I developed in stitch class.

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And this is the piece that I made at that time.

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I followed the same process and here’s the other stencil.

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I used acrylic paints first but it was a little messy so I tried again with the stamp pads.

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This one was much cleaner. So now I have a couple more stencils to use for paper fabric lamination. Hope you’re having a great day 🙂

 

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7 thoughts on “Making Stencils

  1. You must have really steady hand Ruth. The stencils turned out great. Do you have to mask parts of the stencil for the different colors with the stamp?

    • Thanks Marilyn – it just takes a little practice with the craft knife. I didn’t mask any of the stencil. There is a bit of mixing of the colors but I don’t mind that so I don’t bother with masking.

  2. You made a great job of cutting out those stencils – they’re very neat and give pretty results (I love the punultimate flower).

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