I use a lot of stencils in my artwork, so I have been wanting to make some new ones with designs specifically suited to my needs. On recent car trips I spent some time sketching ideas.
Once back home, I pulled out everything I would need to turn my ideas into stencils:
- graph paper – makes laying things out uniformly much easier!
- sheet of glass with duct tape around edges for safety
- black marker
- washi tape
- hot knife tool
I drew out the design a little nicer than my sketches, and put this pattern underneath the glass. Since the hot tool holder is pretty light weight and tends to slide, I taped it to the glass. This knife gets super hot and you don’t want it moving around unexpectedly!
This stencil is supposed to end up looking like chicken wire. I want it for the background of a rooster piece.
And then for the test!
Yep, it works!
Now for another one…. I call this design Agra, because it makes me think of India.
What design would you love to make into a stencil?