I am still working on a series based on Sandhill cranes, using gelli prints. Since I have been needing a lot of detailed stencils recently, I bought a ScanNCut. I have really enjoyed using it to cut my stencils, but it definitely required some patience figuring some things out, as there is not much in the way of instructions that come with it. I definitely watched a lot of YouTube videos before I even took it out of the box.
I must say that I love my new crane stencil and it has way more detail than I could have gotten by cutting by hand.
The other nice thing about the ScanNCut, is that it saves the file and I can re-size it. All these prints were done on the 8"x 10" gelli plate, but I also had the ScanNCut cut a bigger stencil to use on the 12" x 14" gelli plate.
I worked on a deer stencil too, that I am looking forward to testing out. I had made one a few days ago, but it just didn't look quite right, so I cut new version. If I had cut the first one by hand, I would have been much more disappointed that it wasn't good enough. Having the ScanNCut made it easy to revise my sketch and have it cut a new one. It's so nice how much easier it is to have the ScanNCut cut it, instead of dreading hand-cutting it myself.