Friday, March 18, 2011


Now, to chunk a picture is a very simple and useful technique to learn for creating stencils.

Let's just say for instance that you are wanting to create a letter H stencil, you would first break up the picture.

First, you section off pieces that make up the letter H. You will do the the middle as one section, and make each vertical piece a section as well. So, in the end you will have five sections.

The reason this is so helpful is because it will allow you to discard the excess. If you are cutting a big section at one time the part you have already cut will begin to droop and hang and get in your way and make cutting the newer sections, if not harder, more annoying.

Another perk of using this technique is that you can section off the stencil and if you can't finish the whole stencil in one sitting then you can come back to it later.

This technique is very simple. I urge you to chunk your stencils. It will make for a more enjoyable and less annoying time and it will give you the freedom of not feeling pressured to do the entire stencil in one sitting.


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  2. I have never stenciled before. It seems like a cool activity to do though! I may just have to try a project before the semester is over.

  3. I read your other blog posts leading up this one and your instructions are really easy to follow. Your topic is unique and makes me want to try stenciling. I have no prior experience but would not mind giving it a try. It sounds fun!

  4. I'm surprised that you were able to create so much content for such a seemingly-simple topic. I guess that shows how much you enjoy it. Your advice is detailed and straightforward. Very nice.

  5. I would love to learn how to do this, but your blog really goes in depth with where you can start. It makes me feel like, of course I can stencil too.