Tuesday, February 19, 2013

List It Tuesday - Stencils around the house


Inks are fun to spray over throwaway items I have in the house.  I've tried:
• doilies and Q-Tips- easy to get at the store
• washers and pennies - great clean circles
• toothpicks - very geometric 
• paper clips - great shape!
• hair - from your hairbrush or shower drain (a little thin...)
• leaves and gravel - I was looking around for leaves and spotted the gravel!
• perforated edges from spiral notebooks - then attach it to your paper again.
• torn tape & paper - reuse that tape; any torn paper will do! 
• old screens - ink pads and brushes work better with screens



There are lots of things in the kitchen that can be used for stencils.  But since I like to use waterproof inks and markers, I'd be ruining my kitchenware.  I really need to go to the hardware store and walk down the aisles, thinking about stenciling.  Fence ties and switch plates come to mind...



What are others using for around-the-house stencils?  Come by Aimee's List It Tuesday and see!


14 comments:

Memories for Life said...

I bet doilies and screens look cool!

Natasha Hoover said...

I love stenciling! It's amazing the random stuff you can use to stencil. Great use of notebook paper strip stuff. I don't even knot what that's called - does that little strip even have a name? Anyway, cool effect.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I really like the idea of using washers and pennies! We always seem to have a ton of washers hanging around from assembling furniture, I should use them for something!

Nancy said...

Neat! I like the idea of walking around the hardware store to find ideas- that reminds me of college:)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I like the hardware idea -- a starburst using screws comes to mind :)

Rose said...

Old screens, love it! The idea of taking a trip to the hardware store to look for stencils is so much fun.

BeadedTail said...

I wouldn't have thought of using things around the house for stencils. I wonder if one day I'll think creatively too!

pasqueflower said...

What an inspiring post! I may need to raid my hubby's hardware stash in the garage!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Hardware store is a good idea

Lynn Fisher said...

Hair and paper clips...wouldn't that look great stenciled on top of a photo transfer....ooh, lightbulb!!!!!
XXO
Lynn

Textile Recycler said...

garage sale freebie boxes and the dollar store are a treasure trove of items to use to stencils!

Aranthe said...

I love your double-duty use of the spiral notebook edging, and your suggestion about using hair. This has been a great topic. I've added at least half a dozen new stencils to my stencil drawer, thanks to all of you!

Tricia said...

These are all great ideas! I've never used spray inks before. Do you have any recommendations?

Pam said...

Wonderful ideas! I've never thought of many of these. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your blog.

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