Do you love to stencil? Well, I do. I did. in the past, have a problem tho with finding the right way to get a good, smooth stencil effect. I have never liked using stencil brushes. I have always bought the 1/2" foam by the sheet and cut it into squares. I then, scrunched them up into a ball and stenciled with the smooth part of the ball. It worked wonderful, but, the minute you let go of the scrunched-up ball of sponge it was gone and you could never get it back in the same position.
The biggest problem is that once you get started with this method - someone always calls and you have to stop!
Plus - it got paint all over and under your fingernails!
I vowed that I would try to start trying some of the Pinterest projects rather than just pinning them. So, here's my first.
Paint Daubbers that actually work and are CHEAP to make!
You take a piece of PVC pipe (mine is 3/4") and cut it into 1 1/2" pieces. It cuts real easy with a coping saw.
Then, you take a package of cosmetic wedges from the Dollar Tree.
There are a ton of these in one package.
Fold the wedge in two and push up into the piece of PVC pipe. You want to be able to get a smooth, rounded top. You also need the pipe this short so you can push from the bottom in case your sponge slips back down into the pipe when you are exerting pressure doing the stenciling.
This is what you want it to look like when you finish. The black is from where I got paint on it using it before.
Tape down your stencil and start. It gives a really nice smooth texture to your stencil.
This is what it will look like when you are done.
Then, just push out the foam and put in a new one.
I got this idea from:
"The Happy Card Encouragement Factory"
This beautiful stencil, which I will be making into a pillow, is from:
They have the most beautiful stencils that are so detailed and precise. Be sure and visit them.
So, make yourself some paint daubbers and have fun.
Till next time, Judy