It's that time again for you to bust out your arts and crafts and to get your creative juices flowing!
Below is info on how you can make your very own Evelyn Evelyn stencil! Follow the instructions below and hit the streets to creatively spread the word that Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley and Evelyn Evelyn are coming to town! Please post pictures of your work here and feel free to offer advice on making the stencil and sharing tips on the best places to apply it!
I've also included instructions on how to turn the stencil image into a flyer and how to use our Evelyn Evelyn tour promo flyer!
BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!
Download the official Evelyn Evelyn stencil by clicking the image below:
(stencil design & © Cynthia von Buhler 2010
The image links to a Flickr page where you will be able to choose different size options of the image to print - we recommend using the largest if you're printing one stencil per page.
Select the size, right click and save as.
From here you can print this as a Stencil
or as a Flyer
to post around - directions on how to use both are below!DIRECTIONS to MAKE a STENCIL:
- Print out the stencil
- Apply the print out paper on surface that will make a good stencil
- Wait for the adhesive to dry and then use an Xacto knife to cut out the stencil
- chop out the white EVELYN EVELYN text - You can decide to stencil this - which may be hard, you can create a second stencil with just the text OR you can free hand "Evelyn Evelyn" (recommended for convenience)
- Free hand the show city/date that the tour is hitting your town (you can also make a second stencil with just the show info)
- Now you're ready to get to work applying the stencil!
You can use different materials to cut the stencil out of -ie: oak tag, plastic, contact paper, etc. my personal recommendation is to use oak tag poster board. Apply the printed paper to the stencil material with glue, tape or spray adhesive. Don't apply too much adhesive as you'll be cutting out the stencil and too much glue can be nuisance and wasteful.
You can decide to cut out the white areas only or the black areas only - it depends on your skill level and plan for the stencil.
If you're a beginner I recommend removing the white areas behind the girls' head, the white area below (the skull mouth) and removing the extra white paper so that you are left with the black part of the stencil.
You can use a number of different art supplies to apply the stencil to surfaces, be creative! What type of paint or material you use can vary on the surface you apply the stencil to. For example, you can bust out your spray paint, fabric paint, glitter, sharpie marker or chalk.
If you have trouble cutting out the "EVELYN EVELYN" text you can free hand it after you apply the main part of the stencil. PLEASE make sure that you have "Evelyn Evelyn" somewhere near or on your finished stencil - so people know what they're looking at.
Make sure that you include the tour dates next to the stencil to help spread news of that the tour is hitting your town!FLYERS
Feel free to turn the stencil above into a flyer by:
writing the day of the tour in your town on it - DATE - CITY - VENUE
and adding something along the lines of: "featuring performances by Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Sxip Shirey and the conjoined twin sister duo Evelyn Evelyn"
print this Evelyn Evelyn tour flyer to distribute (click to download in a larger size):HOW and WHERE TO POST FLYERS
It's very important that you post flyers in the right places - not only so that they will be seen, but also so you don't break any laws, upset shop owners or litter. Keep in mind the target audience is potential AFP and Evelyn Evelyn fans or casual fans that are unaware that AFP is playing a solo set during the Evelyn Evelyn tour; this means you'll have to use some common sense as to where to hang up a flyer. For instance, if your university campus has a bulletin board for off-campus events or if you have a favorite coffee shop in town - these are usually good spots to put a flyer. If your local church has a bulletin board for church news that's probably not the best place to put it.Examples of where to post flyers include:
College campuses, CD shops, cafes, skate shops, theater production houses, bulletin boards inside indie or college radio stations, in the break room at your job, on public bulletins, a mall or shopping center etc.
General rule of thumb is to ASK a business/shop BEFORE you post anything on their property. Most small cafes have bulletin boards that they open to the public for announcements - look for places like that instead of pasting a flyer on a blank wall.