I like stencils. One of my goals this year is to work more with them. I saw this class from Mary Ann Moss on Stencilry and I’m itching to get out the spray paint. I’ll be spending the afternoon clearing a space for mess-making in our storage building so I don’t stink up the house with paint fumes.
In the meantime I’m continuing to dab paint onto the cardboard letters-and-numbers stencils I got at Home Depot. Yesterday I found some mesh joint tape left over from a home repair project and wondered how it would work as a stencil. I dabbed white paint onto a piece and thought it worked great. This fiberglass tape is 2″ wide with 1/8″ squares and is slightly sticky so you can press it firmly against a surface. It’s easy to pull the tape away, too, and it can be reused several times (probably more). You can get a 65-foot roll for just over $2.00 at Lowe’s; it’ll probably last forever.