In the last blog I gave you a list of suggested tools that will help you create your stencil.
First and foremost there is the pencil. I use a black Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. Although, you do not have to use this particular one. I will suggest that you use a pencil with a great eraser. So, if you accidentally buy a pencil with a crappy eraser that just smears whatever it is you are trying to erase I suggest you toss it out the window and go try again.
Secondly, you will need poster board. Well, I use poster board but really you can just print off the image and go from there. I use poster board because I want to use my stencils more than once. If you have something better than posterboard, thicker than poster board then great stick with that.
Thirdly, an x-acto knife is a must have. If you didn't guess it this is the tool that will be used to cut out the stencil. Now, the x-acto knife comes in a variety of blades. For starting out just go and get the original x-acto knife. Just pop on over to Wal-Mart and head towards the craft section and there it is. They run about three bucks or so.
It's pretty simple. Just take a box and put a flash light inside of it. Then take a sheet of glass and put in on top of the box. And there you have it. A makeshift lightbox.
Do I still have your attention? Good, next time I think I'm going to talk a bit about...stencils. I would love for you to join me.