Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stencils...and More Stencils

Hi...my name is Janet and I have a stencil addiction! Well, maybe it isn't quite that bad but I do love me some stencils. I keep most of them in a large 3-ring binder...

 This binder has seen some rough treatment...
and there are paint splatters on the front.

It's chock full of stencils...
some I bought and 
some I cut myself.

The Buddha stencil is one I cut myself.
I used it to make prayer flags a few years ago.

 The sunburst was a stencil I cut during 
my first class with Mary Ann Moss.
I loved her stencil class 
and learned so much from her.

I also like using lace as a stencil. 
Something else I picked up from Mary Ann's class.
These hangers are on the back of my studio door
and hold bits and pieces of lace...
plus a couple of larger pieces that I found at the thrift store.
I just cut small pieces off them when I need to.

 My larger stencils are kept in a drawer.
These are too big for the binder 
but many of them are the ones I use most.
I love the ones that are laser-cut scrapbook papers.

Can you tell I love stencils! 


  1. Yes, I do understand you love stencils.You have a great collection there. Around my parts of the world they're not easy to find so the best thing would be to make up some myself. I've not tried it yet, something else always seem to appear. I do have different kind of laces though so I might try that. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Love the idea of making my own stencil. Do you recycle plastic?

  3. Wow! I am really impressed by your Buddha stencil - you must have great patience and cutting skills!
    Using lace as a stencil is a great idea - will defo give that a try soon.

  4. great organization tips. I'm also totally impressed by your hand cut stencils. thanks for sharing.

  5. Umm...yes lol! Ok, I'm totally stealing your organising tip for smaller stencils. Just had a duuh moment over that one!

  6. Wow Janet...you have great way of keeping your stencils. Your studio there in the background looks awesome. Bet you are really enjoying it!!

  7. Thanks everyone...please, steal my idea! I'm sure I must have stolen it from someone else but just can't remember!

    Yes, Susan, I do recycle plastic whenever I can.

  8. Hi Dear Janet. I have missed coming here. I LOVE all your stencils and I love using stencils also. Great idea of placing them all in a binder. I have done this with a few of mine, however, many of my stencils are far too big for a binder, however, a scrapbook might just work!
    Hugs and many blessings to you.

  9. I love stencils too, but have none...lol I just remembered I bought some mylar to cut a few. Now where is that stuff...lol Yours are awesome. I have made a few paper ones with different patterns wanting them to be one of a kinds!! Yours are awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Do you know any online stores that sells reasonable stencils?

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Love your stencils - LOVE that they are organized and I love that they are still inky from your play. One of the first posts I remember reading of your featured an inky stencil!! Beautiful to see art supplies used!

  11. You definitely love stencils and I love the postcard you sent me! oxox

  12. Great idea for organizing the stencils. I think it it is way cool that you can make your own, and that you have made your own stamps. I made a couple simple stamps out of wine corks but that is as far as I got.

  13. you are so organized. i do like the binder idea with the stencils. don't worry janet, you can never have to many.

  14. Um Janet, do you like stencils? Just wondering.

    BTW I just read your gorilla snot post from 2010 (it came up as a link and I couldn't resist). Ick, that pic is gross (the one of the gorilla snot, not yours) LOL I just sent my grandkids a box with some halloween candy in it. Some called "box of boogers". Looked like little round green things. oh yuk! Boys will like I think!

  15. Wow, Janet! I definitely haven't explored all that stencils have to offer, but I know they really do have a lovely effect for backgrounds and journal pages and such. I am really impressed by your hand-cut stencils; that seems like an amazing and useful skill to develop. I just bought some stenciling supplies for one of my daughter's friends who just turned 5; I am going to start her on the addiction early! :-)

  16. oh that collection of stencils...envious am I. I have yet to try cutting my own and plan to attempt it once I can get back in my studio. (it has become the hold all for anything and everything right now)


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