I’ve been exploring the wonderful world of stencils lately and experimented with creating my own. Now I know you can purchase fancy equipment to create custom stencils but they are veeeerrrryyyy expensive and I wanted to try and make a stencil with what I had in the studio already.
Well I started thinking about creating a stencil from paper – remember making those gorgeous paper snowflakes – so ran with the idea and made a few “snowflakes” and other “cut-paper” stencils. My fave turned out to be the snowflake with circles punched out.
So basically I folded my paper into a small triangle and punched out circles with my hand punch. This made a great pattern when I unfolded it and looked amazing overlaying another stencil.
There are a few limitations with paper stencils and I’ll have a full article on stencils in an upcoming issue of The Polymer Studio. Keep a look out.