I finished attaching ribbon, to the wooden boxes I painted, earlier this morning. I decided I had gotten enough practice painting practice. Therefore, it was time to bring out the stencil and have a go with the stenciling.
I’ve been wanting to do stenciling (using a template!) for years. However, I always made excuses why I wouldn’t or shouldn’t. However, as I stood in Jo-Ann Crafts last night, taking a cabin fever break (I’m sick, but I’m still able to do errands), I realized that I shouldn’t make excuses anymore. Therefore, I bought one stencil, two pots of paint, stenciling tape and some foam brushes.
I looked down at all of the supplies I gathered, retrieved my step ladder and began to tape the stencil to the wall above my (inner) bathroom doorway. Once it was secure, I removed the protective film from the amber pot of paint. I climbed back up on the step ladder again and began brushing-on the paint somewhat delicately. I realized that delicate dabs weren’t showing up enough, so I dabbed harder. In the end, I landed up with this:
Tomorrow I have to add the gold paint when I come home from work. And then on Tuesday evening, I’ll be able to remove the pink stencil to see how it came out. Until then, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!!
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.