Friday, October 31, 2008

Hand-Cut Silhouette Stencils

I recently purchased a heat tool for cutting my own stencils and have been having a ball tracing the silhouettes of people and things from magazine photos. I started out with some fairly simple uses of these, as stencils:

Then I used the latest batch as both masks and stencils in layers to make some papers using old sheet music and plot maps, with the addition of layers of stencils from commercial stencils. Unfortunately, these photos don't reflect the irridescent and metallic paints I used very well.

I'm supposed to be spending my time working on Xmas gifts and sewing things to sell at the local consignment shop, but this is just way too much fun! I'm thinking some of these might make interesting journal covers, or even pages in an art journal.


Mixed Media Martyr said...

Wow!! These are incredible! What sort of heat tool is it? Or is it a machine?

Nona Parry said...

WOW! The People ones ROCK!