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New Uploads for Your Bloomsday Fete

Support by: Devin and Eleni, Chris C, Queer Eye, Xsacto, @graffitiradical, r/stencils, r/streetart, @only_stencil_archive
Music: Rush, Radiohead, DEVO, Clash
Photo: Revisiting the mad frenzy for fresh Banksy walls in a 2010 San Francisco.

Four updated photos of 2010 Banksy stencils.

>NEW< bananensprayer (DE) with a COVID-19 one.

>NEW< M-one (UK) with a COVID-19 one.

Just one from Greece

Just one COVID-19 stencil from the UK

#blues4George in Minnesota

Just one in NYC

Philly, PA

Just one from #CHAZ Seattle

xsacto in quarantine

Haight-Ashbury, SF

Black Lives Matter in SF

COVID-19 related in Hayes Valley

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter in the Mission

Just one on Valencia St.

Just one from Eclair

Black Lives Matter ally from fnnch and Coach Hudary Murray

COVID-19 wheatpastes from Jeremy Novy

Black Lives Matter Stencil Incident Goes Viral

Seitu Ken Jones Gives a How To on Making a George Floyd Stencil

StencilArchive.org has seen other shared stencils images of George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, on the stencil subreddit. We were glad to come across Twin Cities artist Seitu Jones' #Blues4George project, since Jones includes templates and instructions for a simple or multi-color stencil portrait. Go to Jones' site for more details, and to download a pdf how-to via Google Drive.

#BLUES4GEORGE
How To Create Your Own #Blues4george:
Create your own stencils of any size with the 4 patterns provided. Pick up shades of blue paint and memorialize George Floyd in the streets and on the boarded up storefronts across the United States and beyond. Depending on size and paint supplies accessible to you, there are many ways to create a #blues4george portrait.

Materials You’ll Need:
Cardboard/Foamcore/Paper/

Something you can cut out!

Spray Paint/Acrylic/Chalk/Markers/

Something with the color blue!

OPTION 1: EASY
One shade of blue paint

1. Download the stencil from tiny.cc/b4gE

2. Print the stencil out or trace it on some spare cardboard

3. Cut along the lines and remove the hatched areas using a utility blade, Xacto knife, or scissor

4. Start painting!

OPTION 2: CHALLENGING
Five shades of blue paint

1. Download the 5 stencils from tiny.cc/b4gC

2. Print the stencils out or trace them on some spare cardboard

3. Cut along the lines and remove the hatched areas using a utility blade, Xacto knife, or scissor

4. Start painting Layer 1 with your lightest blue, making your way up to Layer 5 and up to your darkest blue!

SOME TIPS!
You can mix 5 shades of blue with just one jar of blue and one jar of white paint, and a brush you can scale your paintings up using a projector and a marker to trace onto some scrap cardboard, or print on a bigger paper. Shop local when possible!

REMEMBER!
Get permission from local businesses, organizations, and building owners to place a portrait on their boarded up windows. Get permission for sidewalks, walls, or other locations across your neighborhoods.

Take photos and share your results on social media. Be sure to tag it #blues4george and @seitukjones

Yours in solidarity,

Seitu

8 June New Uploads for Monday

Thanks to Duncan C, Joelle, Josiah, Brooklyn Street Art, r/stencils, r/streetart, @only_stencil_archive, and the people in the streets!
Music is this week's Shakedown Stream (Set II).
Photo: art by dotmaster and DZIA; photo by Duncan C in Camden, UK.

>NEW< BD White (NYC)

>NEW< KREAU (Seattle)

>NEW< InkOj (Paris)

>NEW< sabota (IT)

>NEW< The Rebel Bear (UK, Scotland)

Jana and JS

One from RiP in UK

One from Alabama

Black Lives Matter in Idaho

A few from NYC, one COVID-19 related

Black Lives Matter in Virginia

One from Seattle, WA

One from Germany

Three from UK

One from Valencia St., SF, USA

Black Lives Matter on Haight St.

Fresh Faile!

31 May New Stencil Archive Uploads

Be safe out there. Be kind always. No scapegoating. Remember the Golden Rule.
Shout outs to: Todd H., Joe Doom, Josiah, r/stencils, r/streetart, @only_stencil_archive, and you.
Photo: Yon's masked MUNI driver, on upper Haight St. (aka Haight-Ashbury)

>NEW< ToddoT in Upper Haight, SF

>NEW<  savethewall (IT)

Miniature Rock Stencils from AU

COVID-19 awareness in New York state

One COVID-19 mural from Ohio

A few from Zob in PDX, OR

On Valencia St., SF

Upper Haight St., SF

Just off 13th and Mission

What, Me Worry on Clarion?

A sad reminder from 1999

Todd sent me a postcard

COVID-19 related from Yon

Just one from Hamburg

Miniature Stenciled Art Rock found in AU

Rare Form of Miniature Stenciled Rock Art Found in Australia
New research suggests the small-scale illustrations may have been made with beeswax
By Alex Fox
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM
MAY 27, 2020

In 2017, researchers surveying the Yilbilinji rock shelter in northern Australia’s Limmen National Park discovered rare examples of miniature stenciled rock art. Now, a new study published in the journal Antiquity may unravel the secrets of these mysterious artworks’ creation. [Interestingly, in the new study, the researchers did not date the pigment to see when the miniature stencils were made. The only mention of dates is with the use of beeswax, as far back as the 1800s. - Stencil Archive]

Australia’s Aboriginal culture is renowned for its diverse rock art, which dates back thousands of years and includes an array of stenciled renderings. Such works were created by holding an object against a rock’s surface and spraying it with pigment to render its silhouette in negative space. Stenciled art often features life-size human body parts, animals, plants and objects like boomerangs, according to a statement.

Small-scale stencils posed an obvious logistical hurdle for ancient artists, as the tools had to be purpose-built for the artwork rather than drawn from an existing slate of objects.

“What makes these stencils at Yilbilinji so unique is that they are tiny, some measuring only centimeters across, and they are too small to have been made using body parts or full-sized objects,” lead author Liam Brady, an archaeologist at Flinders University, tells Henry Zwartz of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The trove is one of just three examples of miniature stenciled rock art identified to date. Per the statement, the other surviving specimens are found at Nielson’s Creek in Australia and Kisar Island in Indonesia.

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