Stencil Making


#1

I want to transfer this Sequoia (if I remember correctly) onto my longboard and possibly a tattoo. I started tracing it to make a grid in order to scale it up, but realized I’m probably missing a lot of detail, not to mention, laborious.

I’m wondering what the easiest way to transfer this would be:


#2

image trace in inkscape and/or illustrator is your friend
you can use our vinyl cutter to make a stencil


#3

Can you remove the board from wheels and drives and THEN Laser Engrave it?


#4

You could, but not at VHS. The burnt chemicals in the adhesive could be toxic.


#5

Vinyl? Hmmm. I was thinking poster paper cut with the laser.


#6

Will also work, I am sure


#7

You could use the stencil to apply glue then sprinkle sawdust/cocaine on the glue and then coat the whole thing?


#8

That’s actually a really great idea. It’s the front that’s too grippy, so that fits with the plan for the tree.

I’m thinking, I might paint a couple trees of varying sizes. The smaller the tree, the further away, the more “fog” is added to the colour.


#9

Bad news people. My nightmare month got even worse last week on the way home from the DogeCon volunteer orientation (luckily DogeCon itself made up for all):