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Stencil Satisfaction

Stencil 101: Make Your Mark with 25 Reusable Stencils and Step-by-Step Instructions

by Ed Roth (Chronicle Books, 2008)

I met Ed Roth of Stencil 1 a few years back at one of the indie craft fairs. He had recently gotten a book deal and we were talking shop. Well, now the book is out, I just bought myself a copy — and it’s awesome!

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I love stencils–I went around Greece and Turkey in 2007 photographing all my favorite graffiti stencil art (fun fact: I likeness of me was once stenciled on several sidewalks around NYC’s lower east side advertising my brother’s band at the time); I of course love stenciling as a way to embellish and customize T-shirts; but how about bookcases, dressers, sneakers (or heels!), or…cake! I hadn’t necessarily thought of confectioner’s sugar or cocoa powder as having some shared qualities with spray paint, but now I have to try it. I’m thinking about making a chocolate cake with some powdered sugar scissors all over it… Stay tuned!

[ Posted on April 28th, 2009 ]

One Comment

  1. Cheyenne says:

    So cool! I wanna buy this book next time I go to a bookstore.

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