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« on: April 11, 2008 08:04:11 AM »

I made this stencil from a picture of my daughter for her birthday.  She said, "It's cute.  It's me!" but I'm not all that happy with it. 



I don't know if it was just because there was so much more paint on it, but I'm much happier with this stencil I made for my son. 



Do any of you experienced stencilers have any advice? 
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008 08:27:28 AM »

Your stencils look good.
I think for your daughter's shirt you might want to try black ink on a light colored shirt next time. If you invert the picture to see what it would look like, it's very recognizable.  She's very cute.

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008 09:39:39 AM »

Your stencils look good.
I think for your daughter's shirt you might want to try black ink on a light colored shirt next time. If you invert the picture to see what it would look like, it's very recognizable.  She's very cute.


wow what a difference a color makes! I'd like to see you try it this way.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008 10:11:44 AM »

I have experienced the same thing. White dont work well for faces much of the times.
The only time I saw it work good was when my friend silkcreened a pic of his father, they guy has white hair and beard so it worked.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008 10:36:23 AM »

I think white looks funny cause the stencil is of the darker areas of the face [hair, shadows, etc]  If the stencil were somehow inverted the color would work.
Although I think simply using different ink/paint is much easier haha.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008 06:01:49 PM »

Yeah, in order to use the white paint on a darker shirt, you'd have to cut out the light areas of the stencil instead of the dark ones.  Otherwise, you end up with what looks like a negative of the picture rather than the picture itself.  So, you can either do like I mentioned above and cut out the light areas of the stencil and use white paint or bleach.  Or, use a lighter colored shirt and cut out the dark areas of the stencil and make sure to use a paint color that is darker than the shirt color.  Hope that helps!
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