So goes the old adage:- my anime fandom is too old/uncool, so I must make my own fanart!

I really like stencil art, but am not rebellious enough to go desecrate the city streets. Cutting stencils out of heavy cardboard requires a lot of patience, so instead I've opted for generic computer paper. Of course, this renders the reusable manufacturing aspect of the stencil obsolete, as paper of a certain gsm weight can only withstand soaking so much paint.

This is, the disposable stencil. Sharpen your exacto blades.

Step 1: Find your reference image!

Via Google images, for the win. Don't know what artists did for reference images before then.
why does the stencil have to be "disposable"? if i did this i'd make it with transparency paper(the clear plastic stuff). it doesn't tear or absorb paint and (initially) you can see through it which might help aligning
Because I find paper much easier and faster to cut.. and the post modernity in it all is creating a useless, one-time-stencil that is both unique and is the ultimate destructable instructable.
I got a pack of vellum paper by nistake once. It is a kind of plasticy semi transparent stuff. not quite transparency film, not quite paper. I think it will work well for this type of stencil.
Nice! I've been wanting to do this for a long time, but with thicker paper or card stock. An idea worth trying would be to attach all the layers together in the corner in a way that lets them rotate, so you just flip to the next layer (especially if you want to do it quickly).
Since I did the layers in Illustrator, all the stencils line up perfectly if you keep it aligned to your page. Sponging takes some patience, but with card stock and spray paint, it could work!
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! Dude you rule. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. This will come in handy. >:)
Aw shucks, I just invented this technique out of necessity. Would love to know how it goes.

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