I sometimes like to try things out just to see how they work, without any real purpose in mind. I decided to try my hand at making freezer paper stencils a few years back, using grainy cell phone photos of Simon and photo of the Venus de Milo as my subjects.

Original

Stencil.

Original.

Stencil. Please ignore the goof on the right.

Venus went through several versions, cutting out all those tiny spaces with a razor blade was a pain in the hand as well as the ass.

First extra-fidgety version

Second almost-as-fidgety version.

Very streamlined third version, my personal favorite.

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