MAKE YOUR OWN STENCILS - sheet music dresser




I have a trick for you to make custom stencils, any size, shape, and inexpensively.


I don't have time to run to the craft store or wait for an order to come in the mail and because I
work on larger projects I like to be able to make my own stencils to fit the right size of my projects.


HOW TO:

** I print out a simple graphic on regular paper the size I need.
** Then I cover the front and back of the paper with strips of clear packing tape.
(This makes my stencil thicker and paint resistant.)
**The final step is to cut my stencil out with a shape knife and get to work.

YES IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!


I recently used these fancy Fleur de lis stencils to finish off a sheet music dresser I did.


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7 comments:

  1. Kristy,

    You are kind to share your tricks of the trade. Making stencils is a great idea. I have a laminator and I think it would work beautifully.

    Thank you,

    Kariann

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  2. I love that dresser Kristy it is amazing. Thanks for the info on the stencils I will have to try that. Hope you and George are doing good. Hope to make a trip up to Langley soon almost out of ASCP. hugs Tobey

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  3. You really are amazing. Seriously. My brain is going over time now with potential stencils. Yes, not a fan of buying stencils, I like one of a kinds, and don't want to spend that much money.

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  4. THANK YOU!!! I've been trying to figure out a way to make my own stencils for years. Even buying blank stencils is expensive. You're awesome!

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  5. Beautiful dresser! Thanks for sharing your stencil info..... I'll have to give a try.

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  6. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dresser! So clever to put the fleur-de-lis over the sheet music! Thanks for the tutorial on the stencil! I will be doing this!! I'm a new follower and am off to browse around your great blog!

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  7. That's an easy way to make a stencil,now I only need your skills to cut with precision...
    Love the mirrors...and also the dresser!!!
    Kisses

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THANK YOU ALL!