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LawdHaveMercy
« on: June 20, 2004 08:16:46 AM »

I made a stencil and used it to make this painting of my daughter.  Tell me what you think!

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LawdHaveMercy
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2004 12:57:29 PM »

Here is the photo I made the stencil from...



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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2004 01:00:48 PM »

aww! that looks really good, nice work
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2004 01:46:04 PM »

tutorial?
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LawdHaveMercy
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2004 05:59:09 PM »

Sure!

I took a scanned copy of that pic you see above and put it into Paint Shop Pro.  There is an option under "Image" that says "Decrease colors" or something like that.  I chose "2 colors" so that it was just black and white.  The first time I tried that, you couldn't really see her mouth and eyes, so I went back to the original and made it REALLY saturated (that option is on the main side toolbar), and then changed that into 2 colors.

So then I printed it out and used an Exacto knife to cut away all the black parts.  The knife I used had a swivel head, and it was almost as easy as tracing it with a pencil.  I changed the zebra to a heart.  It's hard to remember when you're doing it that the BLACK is what needs to be cut away...I almost made some bad mistakes!  I printed it on regular copy paper, but I realize a transparency or something a little more durable would have made more sense, as I cannot use that stencil again.

When I had it all cut, I used a removeable spray adhesive and stuck it to some foam board.  Then I just took the green acrylic on a small paintbrush and went over it, peeled the stencil off and I was in business!  I finished the edges myself.

When it dried a little, I went over the whole thing with acrylic sealer so that it would be more durable.  I DO NOT recommend this.  It still looks ok, but close up you can see where the green bled a little bit and left slightly yellowed edges.

If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2004 12:36:56 AM »

I did the same thing for some friends of mine

Here's my best friend and her boyfriend

And another girl. This is a three layer stencil.
Ciao!
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2004 04:42:55 AM »

that's really really good! hey, I know you from stencil swap! you're the chick with the moulin rouge stencil!
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2004 07:24:49 AM »

Yes it's me
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2004 10:59:48 PM »

That's a really cool thing to have. The heart looks really sweet.
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WiTHOPENEYES
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004 09:21:03 AM »

If you wanna use the stencil again, you can buy laminating paper and laminate the plain paper. Then just cut it out with an exacto knife.
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