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Topic: How to Multi Layerd Stencil?  (Read 1794 times)
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Lady Lovecraft
« on: August 20, 2010 10:49:06 AM »

I want to do this stencil on a shirt for my boyfriends birthday, but I'm not quite sure how to approach it.
I read the tutorial in the FAQ, but I still face a problem.

I have no idea how to layer a photo and I'm not at all comfortable with computer programs. Would anyone be willing to layer it for me or help me out?
And also once its layerd can I transfer all the layers onto freezer paper when stenciling?

 Help, suggestions, anything?
« Last Edit: August 20, 2010 11:03:53 AM by Lady Lovecraft » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010 03:44:29 AM »

Since it's got quite a few different colours to it, I would just print it a number of times (however many colours you need) and then on each one cut a different colour out. So you'd have one with all the white cut out, one with all the light brown, dark brown, grey etc. Then stencil the white first, leave to dry (set with an iron too) then do the next colour etc. That would save you the issue of making each colour a seperate layer and printing them seperately.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010 02:17:58 PM »

decent advice from the last poster.. but setting each layer is for schmucks.  So don't do that.. set them all at the end, just be sure the previous layer is dry before printing the next.  Moreover, you are going to need a technique for lining up the layers (a registration technique).  My on the fly technique is to place tape on the print medium where the corners of the screen frame line up for the first print.  then make sure you place all of your stencils on the screen in the same place.  (To do this, I typically make all of my stencils the same size, ie. 11x17, and align them one at a time in the same corner of the screen frame).  I have never screened more than three colors, more layers is pretty ambitious.. but the technique works.   
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