Friday, October 29, 2010

Boston Terrier Stencil - Free Stencil Pattern

Boston Terrier Stencil Pattern


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Yes, another Boston terrier! Strangely enough neither of my dogs is a Boston - both are mutts - I just love the graphic quality of Bostons.

Today's craft is a stencil, the cheapest way to print an image onto any paintable surface - pillows, t-shirts, cards, walls, paper, textiles - just about anything really. All you need is a stencil, paint and something to stencil.

To make this stencil you will need to download the provided template and cut out the dark areas. I suggest you choose what material to cut your stencil from depending on the number of times you plan to use your stencil. Cardboard or card stock can be used if it's a one-off project, otherwise use plastic.
I suggest:
  • overhead projector film
  • laminator film (that's been run through a laminator)
  • mylar
  • professional stencil plastic (available online)
  1. Printer
  2. 1 sheet of regular computer paper
  3. 1 piece of 8.5"x11" cardboard or plastic
  4. #11 exacto blades and knife (or a stencil burner)
  5. Cutting mat (or tempered glass)
  6. Glue stick
  1. Download stencil template
  2. Print image onto regular computer paper
  3. Lightly glue image ON TOP of cardboard or opaque plastic OR lightly glue image UNDER clear plastic
  4. EXACTO KNIFE: Place a cutting mat under your work and cut away
  5. STENCIL BURNER: Preheat burner, place work on tempered glass, hold burner like a pencil and trace along lines with tip. * Keep tip moving at a steady pace so the cut line will be an even width.
  6. Remove what's left of image and neaten cut sections where needed.
  • Cut towards self, rotating as you go
  • Cut in long stokes with out lifting blade or burner tip
  • To make sharp points use a knife and make 2 separate cuts that intersect slightly
  • Cut small areas and inside curves first
  • Cut away from bridges
  • Cut too far? Patch mistakes on both sides with clear tape and recut
Not sure how to stencil? Have questions? I'll be posting some stencilling tips and instructions next week so stay tuned.


1 comment:

  1. This stencil was stolen and copied from MYSELF! I sent a picture of MY dog to a friend who owns a print shop and he made this stencil specifically for ME and I NEVER GAVE YOU AUTHORIZATION TO USE THIS!! I will proceed with legal action if it is not taken down IMMEDIATELY. This is COPYRIGHT INFRIGNEMENT and ILLEGAL.