How is it made

There isn't a definitive way to make a stencil. Some artists use cardboard and a cutter for their designs, while others have a laser cutter and computer software that helps them make the perfect design.

A useful feature to using stencils for graffiti is that it can easily be reproduced, so cardboard is usually the best medium for a stencil. Once the stencil is made, graffiti artists find a convenient place to paint the stencil.

The best reward is finding a stencil that isn't too obvious to find. The stencil is either spray painted to the wall or painted on with a roller.

Local stencil artist Calvin explains the stencil process: