Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Today's discussion is on layering.

This is a very special and somewhat difficult technique.

To layer a stencil it requires much more time than a regular stencil.

Let me first begin by describing what layering is. Have you ever wanted to create a stencil that had different shades of color in it? or a picture with a picture over it, like a flag with a design on the flag?

Layering is allowing you, the stencil artist, to take a layered picture and make it into a stencil.

Let us take a simple pic like the "don't tread on me" flag. This image is a basic white and red striped flag with a snake image on the flag.

To make this flag into a stencil you must cut out the flag stripes first and then cut out the snake seperately.

To make sure you get the snake on the flag in the right spot a box light will come in handy.

You can always cut out the corners on the snake stencil to match up with the corners of the flag stencil to line it up when you apply it to an object.

This has been a brief blog and example of how to layer your stencils. So, go now and try it out. Practice makes perfect, don't give up, etc, etc, so on and again.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading your blog. The only suggestion I have, if you decide to continue with your blog, is to add pictures so that "non-stencilers" can really understand what you're talking about. Plus, it would be interesting to see the entire process with the finished product. Other than that, it's a great blog and I really like the idea behind it!