UNIT 4Stencils

PRINTING WITH STENCILS IS DIFFERENT from printing with stamp tools, blocks, and rollers. With a stencil, paint or ink is forced down through the tool instead of using the tool to apply the paint or ink.

Here we scavenge and use everything from drain strainers, birth control pill dispensers, scrapbooking die cut paper, and felt place mats to stencils cut from sheet protectors. Your imagination is the only limit here. As long as an item is flat, can temporarily hold up to having paint or stamp pads on it, and has some areas cut out of it, it will work as a stencil.

There are three main items needed for most of the labs in this unit: the stencil itself; a stiff, round brush; and paint. Fat paintbrushes found in the kid’s section of ...

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