wikiHow to Create a Stencil from a Picture Using Microsoft Word

Stenciling is fairly simple. It requires few and inexpensive materials, and is a great form of art.

Steps

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    Find an image that you'd like to make into a stencil.
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    Copy and paste it into Microsoft Word.
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    Use the image toolbar to change the image to black and white and enlarge accordingly
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    Make sure there aren't that many little islands (isolated white spots), otherwise you'll have to remember where they go and it'll be pretty annoying.
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    Print the stencil and trace it onto the tracing paper, or simply trace it directly off the computer screen.
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    Cut out the stencil, and trace it onto the cardboard.
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    Cut the stencil out of the cardboard, and use an appropriate paint to stencil the picture onto T-shirts, other clothing, walls, etc.

Warnings

  • No graffiti unless you're Banksy.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word
  • A printer (optional)
  • Durable cardboard, or stenciling cardboard
  • Tracing paper
  • Appropriate paint or spray paint

Article Info

Categories: Stamping and Stencils