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hpr2253 :: How to make and use a stencil

Cutting and using a stencil made of thick foil

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Hosted by @einebiene on 2017-03-22 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:13:53


To make a stencil you need

  • a motif
  • thick foil/cardboard/metal sheet
  • sharp knife/scalpel

To use a stencil:

  • stencil
  • tape
  • paint
  • sponge/spray can
  • a surface to put it on
  1. Find a motif or make your own
  2. Copy/print motif on thick foil
  3. Cut out the black parts carefully
  4. Tape stencil to surface
  5. Apply paint with sponge
  6. Carefully take off stencil
  7. Tadaaaaaaa



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Comment #1 posted on 2017-03-22 00:49:22 by Clinton Roy

Thank you

This was great! thank you for uploading.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-03-22 22:50:20 by Bob Jonkman


Hi @EineBiene: Do you have a template file for that Anarchist Carrot image? An .svg or an .xcf or an .odg, or even a .pdf?

Thanx! --

Comment #3 posted on 2017-03-22 23:54:48 by einebiene

German Download Page

Hey Bob,

here's a German Download page for political art stencils, the carrot is among them:

Comment #4 posted on 2017-03-23 00:24:35 by brian

food not bombs

that is one of the "Food Not Bombs" logos

Comment #5 posted on 2017-03-23 01:23:35 by ph

Sehr gut! Danke!

Comment #6 posted on 2017-03-23 04:03:24 by b-yeezi

Welcome new host!

Thanks for the new episode. It was well done and easy to follow. The process you described reminded me of a silk screening class I took long ago. I think I will try this out some time soon. Keep the episodes coming!

Comment #7 posted on 2017-03-24 02:56:06 by Bob Jonkman


Thanx for the link, @EineBiene! There are a lot of good designs (motifs) on that page!


Comment #8 posted on 2017-03-30 19:49:55 by droops

Very cool

I am doing this with the kids tonight. My wife has a Cricut but its way more fun using knifes!

Comment #9 posted on 2017-04-03 09:30:12 by Mikael

Thank you

Nice episode, Biene. And congratulations to your first HPR contribution! :)

Comment #10 posted on 2017-04-03 22:25:26 by @eineBiene


Thank you all for your comments. This is really encouraging. :-)

Comment #11 posted on 2017-04-23 14:21:42 by rtsn

Good show

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed this episode. Will try to make my own someday. Good episode and I hope to hear more from you in the future :)

Comment #12 posted on 2017-07-11 18:56:20 by admin


Nice episode, Biene. And congratulations to your first HPR

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