McGyvering Laminated Film into Stencils
What, oh, what could be done with these? I hate throwing away anything that may serve another purpose. After a couple of hours, the thought hit me that since the left over pieces were very firm, impermeable to water and also transparent, they might be able to be used to make stencils.
Tools and Materials Used:
- White paper
- Laminated film
- Craft knife
- Freezer paper
- Paper towel
My first attempt at cutting a stencil from the film was to freehand cut a vine form. The picture below is of that stencil. Because of the glass like transparency and light reflection, I placed the stencil(s) on a black background, so they appear quite dark but at least they are visible.
|Laying Laminated Sheet Atop Paper Pattern|
|Cut Out of Stencil and Paper Pattern|
|Painter's Tape Put on All Outside Edges|
|Final Stencil Ready for Painting|
|Freezer Paper Ironed to Back of Fabric|
|Excess Freezer Paper Cut Away from Fabric|
|Ruler as Guide|
|Stencil Cleaned with Water and Paper Towel|
Finished Stenciled Fabric with Stencils Used
|Laminated Film Prepared for Stencil Cutting|
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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