I have been experimenting with a printing technique known as "pochoir." In essentials, it's layered stenciling. In fact, pochoir is the French word for stencil. But pochoir as a technique usually involves multiple layers of stenciling. I have read that artists have used somewhere between 40 and 100 stencils to create a single image. Before digital printing, it was a method for creating a "print" of a work of art. Here are two pochoir prints by Matisse...
I did a little bit of research into the process and found some interesting videos. The audio gets weird in the middle of this one, but the information at the beginning and the end of the video is really great:
This video is a quick and fun look at the selective coloring part of the pochoir process:
After watching those videos, I wanted to try my hand at the pochoir process. But keep it simple. You know, maybe not 40-100 stencils in the beginning. So I started with a drawing and I turned it into 5 stencils. And then I had some fun printing! I will share those prints tomorrow!
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