I have a couple of edge punches, well 5 I think...that's not really a lot in the world of edge punches, so when a lovely lady i met through Ustream offered to punch out some strips for me I jumped at the chance.
These are the strips that she sent, all just using lightweight cardstock. I decided to paint them all both sides with white acrylic paint.
I gave them a good couple of coats each side and left them to dry.
Then I tried them all out on a journal page, I sponged thru each one using distress inks.
As you can see they make fabulous stencils.
Obviously they got all inky...
but because they were well coated in acrylic paint, they are easily wiped clean and ready for use again. They are a little stained, but this doesn't effect them.
It is important to seal the strips either with paint or PVA glue, otherwise the strips will just get soggy and fall apart.