Introduction: Aluminium User Interface Stencils
Step 1: Skin and Flatten the Soda Can
Score a circle around the circumference of the can's top.
- Remove the top.
- Score another circle around the circumference of the can's base.
- Remove the base.
Cut down the center of the can
- (on a corner or pipe)
'Stretch' the aluminium sheet over the corner. (since the aluminium is malleable, it doesn't take much force)
Step 2: Cut Out a Card
I like the idea of having my stencils in a deck of cards for easy access so, I will be using the size of a credit card. Use any size you like.
Trace around the credit card's perimeter.
Score around the credit card's perimeter.
- Punch out (pry)
Step 3: Transfer Your Vector
- Using a marker outline your vector.
Score the outline of your vector as before when removing the card.
- Punch out or pry up the vectored piece.