Make Your Own Stencils For Spray Paint Art
Aim: Produce a spray painted stencil, A3 size, of an image which you have prepared yourself using an image manipulation program on a laptop computer.
- Search and download an image of your own choice from the internet. For practice purposes we shall be working from portraits i.e photos of celebrities, famous people etc.
- Using GIMP transform that image into an appropriate format/template which will be the basis for a final stencil. You will be shown how to use specific tools as well as perform basic tasks within GIMP in order to achieve this task.
- Print your prepared template and trace/transfer the image onto Mylar, which is a type of plastic designed specifically for stencils, with a permanent marker. Then cut out the stencil contours using a heat pen and finally using spray paint produce the stencil image onto an appropriate substrate.
What you need
A laptop computer. All other materials will be provided by us and is included in the cost of the ticket.
For the purposes of this workshop we will be using a downloaded version of GIMP which is a free and open source image editor similar too or same as Photoshop. If you don ́t have this already you can just bring the laptop to the workshop where we will download and install it for you. Alternatively you could download GIMP before the workshop by going to www.gimp.org for the latest stable version 2.10.6. Previous knowledge of using these programs is an advantage but not necessary as you will be guided in it ́s usage. If you wish to get some kind of practice before hand there are plenty of beginner tutorials on youtube.