Monthly Archives: May 2015

STENCIL IT #7 – From Darkness

Spray light and let the darkness do the rest! 1. You have an image that is very dark. Modify it to black and white and bring out the important details. 2. Keep in mind: Here you cannot have black islands … Continue reading

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to the streets!

‘ cause that’s where art lives fast! as always people are watching – suspiciously at first and then more and more interested. others don’t see any of that and roll over a fresh piece. no damage done but i wonder … Continue reading

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STENCIL IT #6 – Ground and Pound

Your stencil is cut and it’s spray-time! But wait, what about the rest of the piece? 1. Basically everything is possible and the combinations of materials, paints and techniques are endless – Go nuts! But keep in mind: The background … Continue reading

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First Cuts

another workshop is starting off pretty well! the kids are learning about bridges pretty quick and spraycans – you just gotta love them! it also turns out that foam rubber sheets are easy to cut and can endure much more … Continue reading

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STENCIL IT #5 – The Background Stencil

1. You want to add a second color to your piece? Well, technically you’re entering multilayer territory here but this is as basic as it gets! 2. Spray your stencil to get the outline or trace it with a pencil. … Continue reading

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STENCIL IT #4 – Don’t fear the Pixel

1. You have a photo, want to make a large stencil and get a load of pixels on your printout – what of it? Go cut away! 2. You’ll have to interpret curves and edges in your own way. You … Continue reading

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shotta props #2

art is not just about paintings or pieces. it’s also about context, flair and atmosphere. in a way this is the frame for what you’re doing – and you want it to look good. so big thanx TK, for your, … Continue reading

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STENCIL IT #3 – Bridge over troubled Nothing

Bridges are the soul of the stencil! 1. They don’t just keep your stencil from falling apart, bridges also give contour and structure to your piece. So don’t treat them as a technical nuisance – bring them to life! 2. … Continue reading

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HIT ME!

a piece of art about art? well yeah – and it was a lot of fun throwing that punch! (poster: 1,8 x 1,26 m)

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STENCIL IT #2 – Make something NEW

You want to do more than just reproduce an image as stencil? No problem! 1. Introduce something new to your picture. This new element should be something that opens up another context or level of meaning. (AK47s and gas masks … Continue reading

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