1. When we went to the lab, we went onto photshop and changed the threshold so that the picture was black and white so it was easy to decide what to cut out and what to leave in the stencil.
2. With the background of a collage, I made mine relate to my stencil by doing things with color and having to do with the beach.
3. Postive and negative space really changed the compostition of the stencil. It showed where the spraypaint would go and how well the image would stand out. To ensure the contrast was right, you needed to test out how it looked in photoshop.
4. With an Xacto knife, cutting out the details was very important. If you made one wrong cut, the entire thing could be ruined so avoiding mistakes was critical. Since mine was an easy design to cut out and draw, the cutting part was simple.