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Monday, 8 June 2015

June Week Two : Stencils & Masks

Stencils and masks are one of my most loved tools. They are currently very fashionable in the art and craft world so there are as many designs as you can imagine available commercially. For the die-hard DIY'er, there is nothing more satisfying than cutting your own unique stencil, either from Mylar, overhead transparency or recycled plastic packaging.  
Many of the stencils I use regularly came straight from the recycle bin

Let’s start with how to make our own Stencils and Masks:

Lindsay the Frugal Crafter shows how to use Hot Glue:


Recycled Rubbish stencils from Jennibellie:

 

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares seven different ways to repurpose trash into tools and includes how to make a silhouette mask:


Want ideas on different ways to use these tools? They can be used with just about every medium you have! To demonstrate the versatility, here are three videos, all by Joggles:


 

I hope you have fun trying out some of these techniques

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