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Stencil art



Research stencil art (or rock art) in history, collecting notes in your Art journal.

Design a set of stencils around a theme of your choice and use stencilling techniques to create an art piece of your own.

A website to use is Traditional Aboriginal Painting Methods.

Using stencils

Example of a cardboard stencil.

Step 1
: Make some cardboard stencils and arrange them on a piece of art paper 

Step 2: Using an old toothbrush and watery acrylic paint, about 2 parts paint to 1 part water, flick the bristles over the stencil shapes. Let dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Remove the stencil shapes and using wax crayons, decorate your stencilled shapes with designs and lines.

Note: Artists use 9 lines in their art - long, short, curved, straight, thick, thin, loop, zigzag and dot.

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