Using your original sketch as a guide, place each stencil or paint-loaded stamp in turn
onto its location on your painting paper.
Paint in the stencil in dry-brush technique (or press the stamp firmly down).
Let each painted area dry before touching it with the next stencil. Speed up the
process with a fan, hair dryer, or the blowing technique.
After practicing on scratch paper, try shading the same side of some of the
motifs with a darker shade of the same color to show the volume or roundness
of the object. (Dip the stamp into two shades of paint, one from each edge)
Publication and Closure:
Make a paper mat or frame around your finished drawing.
Hang it up with others as an exhibit with labels telling your title, your name, the technique, and the
Make a label to place on the wall next to the work. The label should describe to your viewers the
steps of making stenciled or stamped theorem paintings.
student paintings should reflect the placement of stencils or stamps in position, rather
than a drawing and painting technique. The written label should reflect a correct sequence of steps
and tools needed to make a theorem painting.
Illinois State Board of Education Goals and Standards addressed:
(see grade levels for specific standards)
26.A: Understand the processes, traditional tools ...used in the arts.
26.B: Apply skills and knowledge necessary to create art.
27.A:Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.