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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 30: STENCIL ART

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL CUT HEAVY CARDSTOCK TO MAKE A STENCIL TEMPLATE, AND THEN PRINT YOUR DESIGN WITH A STIPPLING TECHNIQUE.

YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES FOR MAKING A STENCIL: WITH ACETATE OR WITH CARDSTOCK. YOU CAN KEEP AND REUSE AN ACETATE STENCIL, WHEREAS PAPER WILL HAVE A SHORT DESIGN LIFESPAN. THE CARDSTOCK OPTION IS AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO TRY STENCILING BEFORE INVESTING IN MORE EXPENSIVE MATERIALS.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Acetate, smooth heavy cardstock, or Bristol for the stencil

Permanent marker

Pencil

Cutting mat

Straightedge

Craft knife

Artist tape

White, black, or gray cardstock

Repositionable adhesive spray

Plastic spoon

White and black block-printing ink

Palette

Palette knife

Stenciling brush, ...

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