I’m still working on my next online class and one of the aspects of that class is making stencils. I decided to do a more complex stencil and cut it out with a heat tool. So I used my sketch of a pine cone and developed the stencil from that sketch.
Here’s the original sketch. I was originally going to try to cut all the pine cone shapes but I decided it would be better with just the outside lines. It would look more like a sketch.
The stencil is to the left and then two sketchbook pages that I printed are on the right. I didn’t take a lot of time printing these thus getting ink and paint under the stencil since I was in a hurry. But I think that the pine cone still looks like a pine cone and the “blobby” bits just add more dimension to the stencil. Haven’t tried printing on felt yet with this one, that’s the next step. Have a great weekend.
That stencil looks fiddly Ruth but you’ve done a grand job! I agree, the blobby bits add depth.
Thanks Lyn, it was much easier with the heat tool so not too fiddly.
I seem to remember your pine cone sketch Ruth. What a super stencil and as already said, must have been very fiddly to cut without losing the ‘bridges’. Look forward to seeing it on felt.
Thanks Judith, as I told Lyn, the heat tool burns the stencil and makes it much easier.
What a complex design. I look forward to seeing how it comes out in felt.
Thanks Marilyn, I am looking forward to trying it on felt.
Great stencil and I agree, the areas where the paint “leaked” are a bonus, they give it a more 3D effect, lovely!
What sort of heat tool? Your stencil is excellent and the effect is great.
Thanks Anthea! It’s like a wood burning tool. Here is a link to an example. I didn’t use this brand but it is like this one. http://www.dickblick.com/products/walnut-hollow-creative-versa-tool/