Intro: Stencil Key Set - 7 Colors
Multicolors stencil key set.
First of all sorry about the bablefish way my french was translated, hope you enjoy anyway.
Ok its time, I bring out my old illustrator files and my stencil key sets of 2001 for this small tutorial.
With final one will obtain a stencil key set of 7 colors divided into 8 parts, for this you will have to provide you with:
- a project of stencil key set (a basic drawing)
- what to digitize the drawing (here simple a camera made the deal)
- Illustrator Adobe (or a vectorial program are equivalent)
- a A4 printer
- high weight paper A4
- a piece of paperboard larger than A4 (will be useful for the bottom of the stencil key set)
- a cutter
- adhesive tape (for the delicate parts to reinforce where to repair)
- Photoshop Adobe or simply Paint (for research of colors)
- sprays (to test your set in real life)
-It is necessary nevertheless to control a minimum the tool plucks illustrator which will be used for vectorise your layout.
-You will notice that the typo used in the stages of the tuto does not correspond to that of the final project on the wall. Normal, my files are old 6 years and I do not have any more the typo at the time used.
Step 1: Step 2 - Drawing the Project
If you cannot draw find a logo or a drawing which you like and digitize it:
Step 2: Step 2 - Vectorise!
With Illustrator vectorise your drawing so as to be able to select thereafter the various parts of the layout:
Step 3: Step 3 - Other Part
For this example I also digitized and vectorized a kind of tag (it is written sheriff, I were young at the time...):
Step 4: Step 4 - Page Setting
Choose a page-setting on your A4 format of the various elements of the stencil key set.
Here a little text, a circle behind the character and two drawings vectorize
(the text means something like "Wanted Dead or Burned alive", i repeat i was young):
Step 5: Step 5 (optional) - Choosing the Colors
Export quickly made your drawing is made a small search for colors.
Here 7 colors on the final one;
4 for the caracter (2 colors on dark and light version)
1 for the bottom of the circle
1 for the bottom of the A4 format
and finally black for the features and the text
Step 6: Step 6 - Divide
Once page-setting and the colors definite it is necessary to break up its drawing to obtain the set of stencil key sets which will form the final stencil key set.
Saying quickly we will need :
a stencil key set for the A4 bottom (it is for this stencil key set that the paperboard higher than the A4 format will be necessary),
a stencil key set for the circle, for the clear flat tint of the hat, for the dark flat tint of hat etc...etc..
Only the black color, very present as a whole, will require several stencil key sets. To prevent that to final the black stencil key set do not fall in scraps subdivided sufficient is needed.
Here a great part of the character
the principal text
and finally the bar and the star of the hat and the tag:
Step 7: Step 7 - Printing and Cutting
Printing of the set and meticulous cutting of paper. For renfonrcer certain part (as the most delicate and breakable one) use the adhesive tape.
I do not hide you that it is not the most fun part of the project...
Step 8: Step 8 - Action!
Finally! It is very ready to be painted on the wall nearest, legally of course.
Begin with the bottom (the outsized A4) and connect by the cerlce, the flat tints and finally the various black parts. Here our example declined in various combinations of colors:
The very important thing is to wait fwe minutes between the painting of the parts, otherwise the colors will fall on the wall...
Step 9: Step 9 - Miscellaneous
Detail 1: Think of well sharpening your cutter if you have little parts in your drawing.
Detail 2 and 3: Fateful moment, the cutting of the fonts!
Last tips and conclusion:
Dont forget to use the adhesive tape for little parts or for broken one (as mine...).
If you can use laser printer you maybe be able to use plastic instead of heavy paper.
Cleanable and more life time!
Hope you enjoy this tutorial and one more time sorry for the weird english translated by bablefish (btw thanks to bable fish!).
Original french version : flemflemflem.com