This Crafty Hangout was sponsored by Plutonium Paint, the views and opinions expressed are my own.
Ever see an amazing piece of art and think, I wish I could make that? For this project I decided it was time to stop wishing and start doing, luckily for me there are a couple websites and products out there that made it easy for me to create this one of a kind piece! Hope you enjoy the video!
HOW I MADE THE STENCILS
Like I mention in the video, making and cutting out the stencils is, far and away, the most time consuming part of this project. BUT, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to Photoshop so instead I turned to good old Picmonkey.com. First, select your photo and make it black and white. Second, go to Effects-Posterize, there you’ll choose the number of colors you want to use and adjust the detail. Once you get it the way you want, save it, then head over to Blockposters.com to supersize your image.
You will need to print multiple copies depending on the number of colors you’re using. For example, I used three colors so I printed two stencils. I didn’t need a stencil for the third color because it was the background/base color of the canvas.
Now comes the fun part, cutting out your stencils. Consider each stencil a layer of color. For example: if you have three shades, Black/Grey/White and the White is going to be your background, you’ll cut all the Black from one stencil and all the Grey from the other.
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SMALL PIECES! You'll see me placing and removing little pieces in the video. They're very important so try to remember them! If you forget don’t worry, since you’re working with spray paint it’s easy to fix mess-ups with little trouble!
I hope this helps you create your own works of art!!