January 11, 2017
10 Ways You Would Never Expect to Use Stencils
In the not too distant past, when people thought of stenciling, most thought of painting designs on a kitchen or bathroom wall. During the past 20 years, people with artistic bents began to apply stencils to a variety of items including furniture, clothing, shoes, wedding cakes, holiday decorations and various types of signs. Stenciling has evolved and has become an interesting art form and has been used in a multitude of ways you’d never expect!
1. Stenciled Floors Offer an Entirely New Perspective
If you are thinking about remodeling your house, save a bundle of money when you stencil your floors. Friends and family are sure to find your artwork impressive. Use stencils on tile, maple, cherry or pine floors. You can also use stencil art to decorate the concrete floor on your patio or in your garage.
2. Design Stylish Rugs
Instead of paying money to an interior designer, enhance your living room with custom rugs. Use a stencil combined with fabric paint to transform ordinary rugs into works of art. Don’t throw out your old rugs, use stencils to bring them back to life. You can also use a custom stencil to create an inviting and attractive welcome mat for your store or office. Customers will love the look of your workplace when they see custom mats made with stencils.
3. Etch Mirrors into Art
Look for antique mirrors at garage sales and yard sales. Start a new stenciling project when you use etching cream and stencils to change old mirrors into art masterpieces. You can even sell your mirrors as art pieces online or your local craft fair.
4. Stencils Introduce Boldness into Your Cosmetic Bag
If you are tired of spending valuable time trying to attain perfect eyebrows, use eyebrow stencils to enhance the look of your eyebrows and eyes. Stencils can also help invent new designs for your eye shadow. Your friends will admire the new look. In fact, they will probably want to know how they can create their own customized eyebrows. Set a new trend when you use stencils to accentuate your face and compliment your wardrobe.
5. Make your Game Boards More Personal