What you'll learn:
Designing and creating a personal brand, creating a stencil, then transferring it to any medium using paint.
Materials and tools:
Paper (Tracing being the easiest)
Printer or photo copier
Stencil blanks (Hobby Lobby sells them at 10 sheets for just a few bucks)
Hobby knife (like Exacto)
Paint (spray paint, airbrush, etc)
A hard surface to cut stencils on
A little drawing talent is helpful but there are thousands of free designs out there that can be traced and modified to your create your one of a kind logo stencil.
Adobe Illustrator (or any of the free tools like http://inkscape.org/screenshots/index.php?lang=en
, I'm not soliciting or advocating this software just something I Googled for the instructable)
Adobe Photoshop (or open source like http://www.gimp.org/