In this tutorial I'm going to walk you through a multi-layer stencil making project from start to finish. All you are going to need are some basic drawing and cutting tools and three or four hours of patience to complete the project. You can download the artwork here if you you want to work on the same design .
If you prefer to find something that is more your style, consider getting your hands on some graphic design resource books. Both Pippin Press and Dover books have many great publications that cover various graphic themes by period and style