This is the easiest stencil one can make. Single layer, simple design.
You will need
acetate or over head transparency*
Choose/ draw a simple image that use would like to print. I am using this super simple hot air balloon image that I used to stencil Zephie's Christmas stocking last year. I have added a few pics that would be appropriate at the bottom of this post.
With a texter colour in all the areas that you will need to cut out. Each shape that you cut out must be a fully closed shape. The image you are creating should be like a skeleton, all the pieces should join together. It's easy with a simple image but may require some time and planning if you are dreaming up something more complex.
Photocopy, print or trace your image onto acetate or over head transparency.*If you don't have acetate or access to a photocopier, paper will work fine. However, acetate means you can use your stencil over and over again as you can wash it down and it won't tear. I'm using paper here so you can see them steps.
Carefully cut out your image. Remember, there is no mistake in stencilling that a little bit of sticky tape can't fix.
You should be left with something a little like this.
If you would like to make some prints but would rather not have to cut the stencils yourself then you could grab a book like Stencil 101. It contains a range of simple ready cut stencils.
Oh, i'll announce the winner of the After The Apple giveaway tonight. I accidentally fell asleep at 7 last night.... oops (geez it was good).