Making stencils and applying them

You have a design, now you have to decide how large or small it will be.

When the customer decides, the easiest way to reduce or enlarge a line drawing is with a copier machine or computer; scanning the image into a computer using a photo-editing program to shrink, retouch, or flip the image, then print it out.

Next using spirit master paper packs insert the image into a thermal transfer stencil maker and in a few seconds you will have a purple line stencil ready for application.

Well that is the fastest and easiest way to make stencils, there are many other tried and tested methods:

(1) Skin scribes, hectographic surgical pencils...use these to draw a design directly upon the skin...commonly used for basic shapes like hearts, stars, banners, free hand work. To ensure maximum sterility, hectrographic pencils should be sharpened between uses and rubbed with alcohol.

(2) Carbon paper transfer...draw a design on a piece of paper, then apply speed stick to the desired area of the skin. Lay carbon paper over it, and trace over your design. And you will have a crude stencil on the skin.

(3) Another method is using tracing paper use your original design and trace it with carbon paper and tracing paper underneath. The carbon will form a stencil on the tracing paper, and you can lay the tracing paper against the skin using water or speed stick to apply a stencil. REMEMBER to reverse the original design so your tattoo is not reversed. Using a printer...scan in a design to your computer, flip the image using a pint program, and print it out onto tracing paper. Apply speed stick or water to the desired area receiving the stencil, and press and you have a stencil. (In color if you desire) Using spirit paper without a stencil machine, just trace your design thru and get great stencils like the pros.

Tattoo Shading Techniques

Tattoo Shading Techniques

Black with grey shading tattoo arts are like a representation of who you are and they have a power and magic of their own. This Tattoo tutorial is covering how to do black and gray portrait tattoo techniques. Learn about black with grey shading tattoo art and explore the exceptional techniques of making some beautiful designs.

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Responses

  • leon
    Can use surgical spirits for tattoo tracing?
    10 months ago
  • MELISSA
    How to get a drawing from paper to skin with speedstick?
    4 months ago

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