One of the very early shows had a wonderful technique for making stencils. Jane Dunnewald of 'Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design' fame used two pieces of fusible interfacing, cut through both pieces in a simple design, fused a piece of tulle between the interfacing pieces, coated the uncut areas with latex house paint and stenciled with fluid acrylics. Sort of like silk screen stencils on the cheap. I was so fascinated that I tried the technique.
Here are the stencils I came up with:
and here is my effort at using them on watercolor paper:
Things I learned - I am not an artist, a sharp exacto knife is required, simple designs are best and good stenciling technique takes some practise. However, I had fun trying figure this all out and I really want to try it again while taking into account the lessons I learned. Also, now that I have seen all of the programs and there are many, many techniques I need to try. When I do I will definitely let you know how they turn out.