Sometimes, using different colors for stenciling with the same image can be cumbersome if one has to use tapes or sticky notes as masks. But, I've come up with an alternative technique for coloring.
Using craft acrylic paint on one colored paper, I started with three different colors for one stencil:
I then cut them up horizontally using a metal ruler and an Exacto knife - be sure to use a new blade.
I then cut up them up vertically and sort them into three piles by color.
I then pick from each pile and prearrange them on a separate paper...
Using a fast-drying paper adhesive, I glue them down on paper strips - 4 inches wide.
After all of the body parts were glued down, I trimmed the edges.
This technique can be used very effectively with other puppets within two sets of "Kunst Puppen" that I designed for Stencil Girl Products. The above image is from the Kunst Puppen Set B.
I hope the above technique will make it easier for you to use different colors without having to use tapes or maskings. Also, I will show you more techniques for using my new Kunst Puppen stencils in my future blog posts.
*Full disclosure: Andrew Borloz does receive compensation in the form of royalties for his own stencil designs from Stencil Girl Products.