Started 6 years ago (2015-06-25T00:00:00Z).
Ended 6 years ago (2015-07-25T00:00:00Z).
Grab a thick piece of paper or a thin piece of cardboard (paper bags and freezer paper do well), a box cutter or x-acto knife and cut something up!
If you want to design your stencil on the PC just print out the outlines and tape them to your material to trace the lines.
Let's see your ideas!
This was, without doubt, the hardest stencil to cut so far. All the tiny details at the top of the head were insanely hard to do, I ended up mostly just pushing the blade through and wiggling to make a slit. It turned out great regardless, and I'm proud of it. This is also a candidate for an A3 remake some time.
I used a thin cap for the red color to get through the tiny holes with a bit more force, and it worked out great without overspraying too much.
I forgot to upscale the source image before I worked on it, so I ended up with a 4mm pixel grid on the paper.
Improvised the curves a bit and it turned out much better than I expected!
Also I'm going low on gold paint, I'll have to rebuy some.
Also It's easier to tell from the cardboard in real life, quite hard to photograph.
I don't think I have the time to cut and spray a stencil today, but I did design two as presents for an upcoming double-birthday party. I will do both some time next week.
I really liked how the Kill Bill stencil turned out so I kept the design style.