master bedroom stencil ideas

master bedroom stencil ideas

hi there, sandy here. welcome to another friday findings video i don't know if you've noticed all of theshape templates that have been floating around the internet lately. there are a lot of them and there are somereally wonderful and interesting shapes beyond the usual cutters that we can find. today i'm going to show you how to make yourown stencils and template shapes. so up on the screen is a section from oneof my evernote inspiration boards that's showing shapes and uses of those shapes in polymerclay.

i really love the idea of using shapes beyondjust the ordinary cookie cutters that you can find out there or polymer clay cutters,using templates and such. there are a lot of those templates and stencilsavailable, but when i priced them out, they are anywhere from $15-$20 each and as muchas i would like one of each, that's not in the budget. so i thought i would see if i could find away to make my own, but i wondered if there was a way that i could make a sampling ofjust the ones i liked the best. so here's an example of just some clay sheets,different textures and such that i put together and the way that you would use these templates,and here i have a template sheet that i cut

out, is you could lay it over your designto visually figure out. like that's kind of cool or maybe just a littlebit of that to really play with your design and figure out how you want it to go and itreally helps to make these visual decisions visually as i've said many times. so having templates like these can be a reallygreat design tool, but like i said, they're kind of pricey and as much as i would liketo own every single one, that's not gonna happen. so what i have here is some stencil plastic. this is from plaid.

i'll have a link to this on my blog post. this is called plaid simply stencils and it'sa pretty good thickness for what it is that i'm doing. and then what you'll need in addition aresome templates. now these are some free ones by anna belchiand i'll put a link to where you can download these. you can also draw your own. you can go online and find inspiration forother shapes. you can design them in a computer programlike photoshop or such, but i'll show you

how you can use these to cut out your ownstencils like the ones i just showed. and what you'll need to do that is a heattool. this is the martha stewart heat tool. the martha stewart crafts multi purpose heattool. it's a pretty good tool. it has four tips that come with it. you've got one that's a little mini iron,which you can use for doing transfers on clay. these two are both pointed tips. this is what we're going to use for cuttingour stencils and then this one is a flat tip

and you can use this for melting in hot fixcrystals. and they actually have some pretty good directionshere just showing you, just explaining some of the details of how to get the best results. as with many of these tools, they come withthis terribly flimsy stand. so remember, this is really hot. this gets as hot as a household iron so youneed to be very careful about it and just never leave it alone. don't work with it around children or pets. just always pay attention to where it's atand what it's near.

you don't want to start a fire in your home. now this tip you can see has gotten a lotof use and it's kind of blackened and one thing you'll need to help keep your stencilingnice and clean is just a damp rag. this is just wet and you'll use that to wipeoff your tip in between cuts. i'll do a review of using the other tips atanother time, but i do like this tool. it comes with a nice plastic case to keepall your tips and your directions and stand and everything together, which makes my organizedheart happy. now the first thing i'd recommend you do issee if you can find some packaging plastic to practice on.

you can see some of these are pretty bad. this actually is a piece of plastic from bacon. just look in your packaging and find somethingkind of sturdy that you can melt with a heat tool and make some stencils and just get insome practice. and then you'll also need whatever templatesyou're going to use. you'll need a piece of glass. this is just a piece of thin glass. i've taped the edges with washi tape. your stencil plastic of course and then somepainter's tape to hold everything down.

when you tape, try to make sure you get sometape on the stencil, the glass and the paper. so both pieces. try to get a little bit on each and that willjust keep everything from moving around on you. when you start, it's best if you can startin a corner and it's really just a matter of practice, figuring out the speed and thepressure that you need to apply. you really don't need to apply a lot of pressure,but you need to apply some and you don't want to go too slow or you'll wobble and you don'twant to go too fast or it won't melt through. now i haven't used this tip before, but thereason i decided to try it was i noticed when

i was cutting the other stencils, the morevertical the tip was, the cleaner my cuts were. if you have it kind of angled over to theside, you tend to have a lot of melted gunk on the edges. one tip i can give you for getting nice smoothlines is to think about when you're driving a car. when you're driving a car, you don't lookwhere you are. you look where you're going. so if you can just train yourself to focusyour eyes a little bit ahead and when you're

getting to a corner, focus right on that corner. just look there and it will go right there. it's an eye/hand coordination kind of thing. and that's not bad. there's some little rough edges. now you can save this piece too if you want. you can see it's kind of rough. if you really need perfect smooth straightedges, you're gonna either have to practice a lot or maybe just go ahead and purchasethe templates.

and here's a tip that i found as i was doingthis: go ahead and take a moment once you've traced one of the templates and just put alittle check mark in there and then you know you've done that one because i've found myselfchecking back and forth. oh no, did i do this one? i don't know and i had to keep comparing andit was kind of annoying. so once you have one done, you can just positionthe next one and what i like to do is just position it where i want it on my piece ofplastic, hold it there and then slide my glass right in between them. don't forget to tape it down securely everytime because the plastic will slide on the

glass if you don't and you'll be sad. if you see that there's plastic building upon the tip, what you want to do is wait until you've finished one shape and then wipe itoff on your damp towel. and the reason you want to wait until you'vefinished a shape is because wiping it on the damp towel is going to cool it off and youwant to let it have a chance to sit for a moment while you get the next shape in lineso that it can heat back up again. it actually does make a difference. this really is just for making these as aguide for cutting your shapes to help you design where you want your placement to be.

if you need absolutely perfect smooth templates,again i would suggest maybe saving your pennies to pick out the ones that you really want. and so there you go! that's how you can make your own templatesout of stencil plastic with a heat tool. it's a good tool to have for lots of differentthings and i think you'll find lots of good uses for the templates. if you're interested in the supplies i used,you can click on the little 'i' for information. that's in the upper right or there's a linkin the description box that will also bring you to my blog post where i'll have linksto all these supplies for you.

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