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domenica 26 gennaio 2014

Stencil selfmade (Part II)

Hello readers! Today I want to show you another way to make your own stencils! In this opportunity I've used stencil patterns copied onto vinyl sheets. You can choose the patterns you like all around web or into stencils books.

When you have chosen yours, and transferred them to vinyl sheets then you can use easily a cutter, or as I've done, a heat cutting tool. Be sure your working area is ventilated avoiding the inhalation of the little amounts of fumes due the heat cutting process.

I've used two ways to transfer patterns on vinyl sheets. The first one was direct cutting onto original pattern, in this case I placed a sheet of semitransparent baking paper between the vinyl sheet and the pattern, avoiding the damage of the original print. In the second one I copied the pattern on the vinyl sheet with a marker, then placed a standard copy paper under this, and proceeded to cut with the heat cutting tool. In any case what you need to do is to proceed to cut on a glass surface. Finally, you must clean the point of the cutting tool during process to avoid accumulation of plastic rests on it and permitting that it cuts well... The cleaning is reached using a cloth moistened with water.

In this way you can create your own stencils saving some bucks!! 

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