It’s Technique Tuesday, and today I want to revisit a quick and easy way to make your own stencils and masks using magazine images. You could do this with animals and objects as well, but my favorite is the human form.
It is easy to find appropriate magazine images, just look for images that can be identified in silhouette as a person! Sometimes funky arm angles or a partly turned head can be a problem, so watch for good arm and head positions.
Once you have chosen your figures, the next step is to simplify the features. I usually get rid of the hair.
Then, I cut out the image and laminate, but you could also trace it onto a file folder or cereal box cardboard.
Cut out again, and you have a beautiful mask and stencil to use again and again!
Now it is time to play! So many things you can do with these!
Have fun with these!