My recent obsession has been stencil making and i pulled up a ton of images that can be turned into beautiful stencils. So, the very first piece I made is Ganesha( An Indian God) and stenciled on our prayer room table and here is how it looks :
Initially, I traced the image on plastic folder and tried to cut with a craft knife, but the sheet of plastic was too thick . So I ended up doing it on a paper. But using a paper stencil was very tough to avoid it soaking in the paint. After all, I want to re-use them for different projects.
Then, after reading couple of blogs I found the stencil cutter is an easy way to DIY Stencils. Basically, it is a heating tool with sharp tip that burns the plastic. I found it at Walmart for 12 bucks and totally worth it.
And I followed a simple and easy tutorial on youtube(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfbfn_n6iZc) on how to use this tool. Finally, here I am with the designs. They may not be perfect but I am happy with the results..:-)
So, if you want to DIY stencils please do acquire the tool. It is so much fun to use and I am sure you will enjoy.Also if you are looking for some designs you can get them from my PINTEREST page and link is