My regular readers know that I love to doodle, and if you have been visiting here lately you also know that I have begun using technology more and more in my creative process. I recently realized that since I discovered digital drawing on my iPad mini (specifically using an app called "Concepts"), I have not touched paper.
Because I doodle a lot, I always have a good selection of my own original artwork to play with when an idea pops into my head. This week I wanted to see if I could use my new found digital drawing skills to design some stencils.
on my iPad mini, within the Concepts app, I altered one of my doodles to make it usable for a stencil.
this is what it looked like on screen.
I sent it to my PC, inverted the image and printed it in black and white. Next, I traced it onto freezer paper and cut it out
in this exercise I was using discharge paste....the trouble is that when you are using this stuff, you never know for sure what the end result will be.
The stencil worked great......here is the paste, applied and waiting to dry
once dry, it was heat/steam activated with an iron
after rinsing out.....this is what I got (....btw....his wing span is 15")
So.....for a one time shot at a print, this worked okay......but what if I want to do several? what if I want a specific colour?.....guess who is bringing out her screen printing supplies. More on that in my next post.