I am a big fan of Banksy stencil graffiti art and I have a couple prints I have purchased in the past. I wanted to be able to have more around the house to look at, so I came up with the idea to try to print some of my own. This picture measures 124 x 80 mm and stands upright.
This model utilizes the ability to pause prints at specific heights to swap out filaments and continue printing. I originally started out making a dual extrusion model, but soon realized I was not going to be able to get a clean print that was 100% free of filament smearing.
I used FlashPrint as my slicer since it conveniently includes the option to pause a print as many times as you would like at any specified height. It also allows you to change the temperature of the nozzle if necessary at each height.
MUST BE PRINTED WITH A LAYER HEIGHT OF 0.20 MM, INCLUDING THE FIRST LAYER
I have included several variants to hopefully suit everyone's needs. They are as follows:
Balloon Girl 1 - Pause at 6.0 mm to change colors for the girl and balloons. This model allows for one pause print to make the girl and balloons a separate color from the background.
Balloon Girl 2 - Pause at 6.0 mm for the girl and 6.6 mm for the balloons. This allows you to make the girl one color and the balloons one separate color.
Balloon Girl 3 - Pause at 6.0 mm for the girl and first half of the balloons, 6.6 mm for the second half of the balloons. This allows you to make the girl and half the balloons one color and the second half of the balloons a separate color as shown in the picture with black and mint balloons.
- Balloon Girl 4 - Pause at 6.0 mm for the girl, 6.6 mm for the first half of the balloons, and 7.4 for the second half of the balloons. This allows you to have two different color balloons separate from the girl as shown in the main picture.
Feel free to get as creative as you would like with the color schemes and share them for everyone to see.
Custom supports are built into the models.
Print with 2 shells and choose a speed that is not too fast to capture the smaller details.
The support piece slides into the slots on the back of the picture. Press it up and inward until it is nice and snug. Feel free to add a couple drops of glue if you want to make sure it stays inserted.
The "canvas" or background was printed with ZIRO Marble PLA filament.