Yesterday I did a POST sharing the materials I use to paint my signs on. Many of you asked where I get my stencils, so I am here today to share where I get my secret stash of VERY inexpensive stencils.
My very large 6.5" are from a website called Printerprojects.com
They are free. I print each letter on recycled paper, then cut each one out. If you wanted, you could print them on card stock to make them thicker.
My medium sized capital and lowercase letters were also free from a website called Alphabet-soup.net
I also have some smaller capitals letters that I LOVE. They are a hard cardboard and so easy to trace. I purchased these at TJ MAXX in the scrap booking section for $1.99.
When I do images or shapes, I have a couple of different methods. For example, I traced a quarter for the circles on this CIRCUS sign. If I were doing larger circles, I'd use the base of a soup can.
When I want an image such as a bird, I go to google images and type in "bird silhouette". I print it on recycled paper and....VOILA!
When I painted the candelabras for Sami's room, I purchased a vinyl candelabra from TJ MAXX for $1.99. I stuck it to a thick paper bag, then cut it out. I then traced it on the wall. The three I traced were hand painted after that. And now I have this newly made stencil for many projects to come.
Hope this helps.....If there are any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.