Samantha - New York City - 25
FASHION - BEAUTY - DIY
Work in Progress: Ikuma Stencil on Sunday, May 6, 2012 @ 8:51 PM
As much as I like crafting, the thing I love to do the most, and what I think I'm best at, is stencil work. I used to do this when I didn't have access to my favorite Japanese bands' merchandises, mostly shirts; so I would just make my own. I taught myself how to do stenciling when I was in high school.
Though I'm not amazing at it, it is such a stress relief activity. Over the years, I've posted pictures of my stenciling projects on sites like Craftster and Deviantart, and I still feel really humbled when people ask if they can pay me to make them one. However, what I am making are considered "bootlegged" goods, so I am almost certain that it is illegal for me to sell them so I have always choose not to. And as an "artist," I refuse to use a stencil more than once; it just kills the originality. I don't really care for the money or the praise, but I just love it when I make them for friends and seeing their excited faces when they receive my stenciled gifts.
Here are a few of my past stencil works:
Since there is only one more week of classes left, I have been bombarded with finals and papers so I haven't had the time to do anything. I did make this stencil template over Spring Break.
I still haven't decided WHAT I am going to put this stencil on. But I definitely want to finish this during the summer!
Kat said on May 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
They are so amazing!!!
KUROWonderland said on May 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Thank you! <3
|A dual sided tote bag for my best friend. Ruki on one side and Aoi on the other side|
|Another tote bag for my friend Toki in Switzerland. Ruki from the COCKROACH era|
|Yet ANOTHER Ruki from the COCKROACH era. This is my favorite hoodie to wear|
|Ikuma from アンド|