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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Creating stencils for lettering a canvas

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I finished adding the lettering to my cabana stripes canvas! I played with the layout on the computer:
cabana letters computer
Then I figured out the sizing of the letters and printed them on cover stock. Using an exacto knife, I cut out the letters. When there was a shape inside a letter I left a thin connecting strip (like on the letter b).
stencils1 stencils2

Creating the stencils was easier than I thought it would be. The transparent white was a little too light, especially on the yellow. The letters didn’t pop enough, so I added the brownish glow around them. I’m happy with the end result. Finishing is such a great feeling!

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

6 thoughts on “Creating stencils for lettering a canvas

  1. I can see that this blog is helping you a lot! Go on painting and blogging, you are doing both very nicely!

  2. Great job on your lettering 🙂

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