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« on: June 15, 2010 09:07:59 PM »

Oh, man, my fingers are so numb I can hardly type but I am really excited about what I just made:



It's a paper stencil portrait of my little brother and my sister-in-law.  I hand-cut the stencils with an Exacto knife from three pieces of Canson paper - white, grey, and black - and then layered them over each other.  I've never done a multi-layered stencil before.  It was painstaking, but I love the result!

I used http://vimeo.com/7748989this wonderful tutorial by DudeCraft as a guide, although I didn't follow it to a tee.

Here is a closer-up view before I framed it.  The white layer is on the bottom, then I cut the grey, then the black.  I was cursing my brother's penchant for striped shirts, although quite thankful he likes to wear sweaters over them.



And here is the original photo I played with to make my stencil:



I'm going to put it away until Christmas and give it to them as a gift.  There's nothing people like more than someone who foists their homemade art on them.  Hee.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010 02:34:29 AM »

Awesome work! It looks wicked neat! I would love to try this with a pic of my kiddos.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010 02:50:19 AM »

Thank you very much!  Do it!

I'm usually a quilter, so it was nice to work on something I could start and finish in an evening.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010 03:45:07 AM »

I'm usually a quilter, so it was nice to work on something I could start and finish in an evening.

I hear you on that!  Cheesy Looks like you spent quite awhile on it....even more than a night. Hope someone can give you a hand massage!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010 04:49:41 PM »

oh my god, AMAZING!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010 08:10:18 AM »

I love this! It's a great likeness.
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Wonderful! They're going to love it!
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