How to Make a Semiphotorealistic Three-Shade Printcomments (7) December 1st, 2011
Here is an example of an image a bit easier to make into a stencil. See how most of the shapes are well defined with straight lines:
For that image, my order was different: first was gray, second was black, and third was white.
So that's my crazy three-shade printing invention. I'll show you some examples of regular one-color freezer-paper stencil prints, which take a lot less time and still turn out totally great looking (and would be a good first-time way to try out stenciling if you're new to it).
Here is an example of an image that had a ton of island shapes—to carve out all those islands and place them correctly when ironing would have been way too tricky! So I added "bridges" to most of the island shapes, meaning narrow pieces in the stencil connecting the island to the rest of the stencil.
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