How to Make a Semiphotorealistic Three-Shade Printcomments (7) December 1st, 2011
Time to carve! On a cutting board or newpaper, use a sharp blade to carve out all three stencils. Go slowly and carefully, but if you do accidentally cut a slit in the stencil, ironing it down will fix the problem. When you're done, you'll have three separate stencils that probably look nothing like your object on their own. This three-shade process is so magical because once you put the three stencils together, your image will appear!
Get your fabric out on the ironing board—I used a piece of recycled T-shirt fabric for this print, so I can either sew it onto something or frame it for an art gift. Of course, you can print directly onto a shirt, a bag, a hoodie, or anything else your recipient might like.
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