Monday, 4 May 2009

Hand Cut Stencils!

Woo-hoo!! I’ve spent two fun afternoons cutting stencils, both with an exacto knife and with a stencil burner. Great Fun!

Here are some of my products:

The birds (thanks to Gary Reef!) and human figures were cut with an Xacto knife:

As was this, cut from a picture in a newspaper article:

This is my most “complex” stencil to date; I used a stencil burner to cut this one:

The Chrysanthemum is one of the emblems of the Japanese royal family; I plan to use this in my “Japan” Altered Book.


Mixed Media Martyr said...

Nona! These stencils are incredible! I can't wait to see what you do with them!! I love the dancer!!

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anna maria said...

Your stencils are fantastic! Mary Ann's class was really amazing.

Caroline said...


I love your stencils... I've not posted in an age but I have cut a few stencils... now I'm waiting for some E-Z cut to arrive from the US... might take a while.... hope it really does work better than acetate!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Great stencils. Is it hard to cut them out?

Jeanette [Maisy] House said...

gorgeous chrysanthemum!!

sewiknittoo said...

For the last stencil you made, what brand of stencil burner did you use and what type of plastic did you burn the stencil on? I want to get into this stenciling seems sooo fun!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi there! Saw Christy Sobolewski's beautiful scroll work on Facebook, and she attributed you for her inspiration. So I had to stop by. Very cool stencil work you have here! I can see why she was inspired! So nice to "meet" you in the blogosphere!

jerseytjej said...

LOVING the stencils! What stencil burner did you use? Thanks for the beautiful photos.

jerseytjej said...

I remember coming by and asking about the stencils..hope you are well and still blogging!