|First I found an image I liked|
(thank you Graphics Fairy).
|Then I used Photoshop to posterize it|
to remove small details and thicken
the lines and then I printed it.
|I taped the print-out on some|
stencil paper (I like using Yupo).
|Then I used a black marker to|
highlight the areas I would cut.
|The cuts aren't perfect but I|
like the hand-made appearance.
The end result works as both a positive or negative image. The left image was made using the normal stenciling technique. The right image was made by inking the stencil then rubbing a piece of paper over it (like a collagraph).