Creating textures on recycled paper is a craft and activity I thoroughly enjoy; The result is so tactile, even if you had no plan in mind as you layered colours and shapes.
Designing and cutting my own stencils allows me to get the exact patterns I want to put to paper. I can get my iPad out and doodle organic shapes, then take them to Dorothy – our laser cutter – and in mere moments, I can turn these doodles into real stencils!
I use 190gsm Mylar stencil sheets for cutting stencils, so they’re reusable and resilient to the intense dabbing and paint layering that happens when inspiration hits. They’re also compatible with polymer clay, ceramic clay and so much more.
If you’re interested in a set of 6 texture stencils like the ones above, I can cut them on demand (£13 + postage), get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you’d like to have your own designs cut or a larger batch made, drop me a line for a quick chat and a quote.
Here’s a closer look at some of the painted papers created with these stencils.