Stenciling has been around literally since the cavemen. But these days stencils have moved beyond the caveman and Grandma's kitchen into the modern day. There are so many great sources for uber cool pattern repeats and just about every style you can imagine. When cost is an issue, I like to cut my own stencils. It's pretty easy to do, you just need a pattern and a good sharp exacto knife, plus the acetate sheet. I usually buy the blanks, they come three 8x10 sheets to a pack and I tape them together to get a nice big surface area to work with. Following, I'll show you examples of some of the stenciling I did around my own home, using stencil patterns I cut myself.
I'll stop there, but I could go on and on...! As you can see, stenciling lends itself to a wide variety of surfaces and applications. Whether it's floral, architectural, graphic, or whimsical, there is a stencil option for you! I strongly recommend you try it! Here are some great sources for pre-cut stencils:
If you have any questions, shoot me a comment and I'll get back to you.
And here is my latest style file segment which I talk about....what else? Stenciling!