Recently, I gave a little face-lift to one of our old outdoorsy tables using this store-bought stencil.
As always I was in a hurry to complete the makeover… I didn’t even bother to sand or prime the old table. Honestly, I love the old grainy, chippy look of the table. The end result was not bad… I liked how the quick makeover with a stencil added some colour to our verandah.
I wanted to use this same stencil to add a white border to this pillar… do check out this fun recycling project.
Till this saintly looking fella decided to chew it away! By the way, he only looks that way…he isn’t one!
And thus the need and urgency to create my stencil. I googled on my tablet, for motifs/images and found a similar one!
And a few more nice ones!
I saved them on my tab and went looking for acetate sheets in my craft stash… which, unfortunately, were over. So, I started looking for replacements… a thick talc sheet, plastic dining mat…or a file separator! The thick, almost transparent plastic separator sheet was as good as an acetate sheet, in fact better!
Here is how I made my DIY stencil-
Place the transparent acetate sheet (in my case, I used the file separator) on the image to be traced… I placed mine on the tablet and traced the motif using a permanent marker.
It was a little tricky as tracing with a pen led to the touch screen responding to it! But I got the hang of tracing it off the tablet screen. Timing saving trick!
Using a precision knife cutout the insides of the design/motif and the stencil is ready!
All done…in less than half an hour. I am thinking, why not a few more!
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