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Post by anniel on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:47 am

I noticed there is a lot of updated ("Frozen", Angry Birds" "Disney Princesses", etc.) in cupcake stencil templates. They are re-usable as well. Has anybody tried this already?
Input?
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Post by anniel on Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:54 pm

OK, guess I will let you know--I have a company who is sending free samples. They are very kid friendly designs & a bit more economical, if they work. They look very neat & tidy. Fingers crossed.
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:12 am

We cut custom stencils just email me if I can help. I will be teaching at the Greater Midwest Body Art Competition and Convention next week but around after that....and sure cupcake stencils will work.
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Post by anniel on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:50 am

Loretta, THANK YOU!! I appreciate your help. I soo would love to go to the convention, but alas, it's not in the cards for now. Have double the fun (1/2 for me!), and stay safe.
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Post by Amy M on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:35 pm

I would love to know if the cupcake stencils worked for you? Would be interested in where you purchased at also.
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Post by anniel on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:30 am

Stenciland.com sent me some free samples.

Last night was the first night I really got to play with them.

The stencils that were smaller & had smarter margin (like spidey) were definitely easier to work with. I tussle with the cutsie animals...more due to me, than the stencil methinks. (Remember I am pretty much an absolute newbie on this.) They tend to buckle & I don't get the definition I'd like on the fine linework. (To be fair, I had the same issuewith the Alex Hanson zebra Cd stencil, but it works fine for me with a dauber.)

I did fine with adhesive stencils...which my son cuts for me. He also cut some large stencils for club work out of the same material as the cupcake stencils, which is also in the learning stage for me. (Those I touched up with a little brushwork.)

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Post by anniel on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:32 am

I am thinking more time learning...I am only @ 5 hours into it airwise will help tremendously ...any tips/ideas are more than welcome!
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:43 pm

Practice! That is my best tip. After a gross of 5 hour stints you'll be a real pro! Use lots of materials and stencil weights til you find what you really love. Use masking tape to make your stencil edges larger. Learn to walk the stencil, and be comfortable holding them.

Cupcakes would be small but the cake sides make nice edges for stocking and corsets. We cut all our own stencils, but have all the StencilEyes and QuickEZs and many from Trendy Tribals all 10 mil. . I have some old Temptu stencils about 6.5 mil. Our are rated 8.5 mil. I have piles of odd stencils I use in my classes but my professional books are very uniform for a clean look.

Book are my stencil books use to store and work from. We have two matching books for company, and school events and one very close to matching those that I add in designs for whatever the event is, more male or edgy, maybe spring time or a luau. One for face painting, one for body painting and two that make for one very huge festival book. I am working now on two more matching books.....so many grad night all on the same night!!!
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Post by anniel on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:50 am

As usual, Loretta, you are a jewel. You sharing of your expertise is very appreciated! I think stencil walking would be a great boon to me, especially for body work.
Thank you!
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Post by Amy M on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:05 pm

I just placed a small order from stenciland just to try. I am pretty good with Donna's stencils eyes and have most of them. Hopefully I will be able to work with these. Anniel let me know any tricks you come up with! Loretta, I wish I could see your books, they sound amazing. Do you sell any stencils on your website? Thanks for all the advice!
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:25 pm

I have to say one can not go wrong with stencils from Trendy Tribals no one has made them longer than Stephanie - she does all the Sports Illustrated body painting stencils and does custom work. I have well used TT stencils that are 10 years old in my kit and they look and work perfect.

I only sell to those who make a private request ie my friend does a big known company at Mardi Gras in New Orleans - I cut her stencils...others I know do known sports teams and universities. I use mylar. It is not a mylar that one cuts by hand with an exacto, it is really plotter material. In terms of designs we have that we have in use.... about 1500. Of those about 300 designs are cut three to five times just for grad season! In terms of designs ..I have far too many. Many are original, some duplicated from old stencils and some pop culture are modifications from found images ..no not all I use adheres to copyright law... sorry Mario!

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Post by anniel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:44 am

Amy M, the only "trick" I've learned is that if I start & end my airbrush color with a quick spritz in a small container of 91% alcohol, it's made my work go much smoother. (I am using alcohol based Endura). Hope that helps somehow. (I suppose if I was using a water based paint, water would do the same.)
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Post by Amy M on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:30 pm

I got my stencils, and really like working with them. Thanks for the tip and posting about using cupcake stencils, i used to use some stencils and others were the adhesive ones. i am using proaiir hybrid mostly because I work with children. Can't wait to try some full body work!
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Post by anniel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:48 pm

I have not tried proaire, but am amazed at the selling point of ab ink that doesn't wash off first bath for kiddos...
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