Wednesday 10 August 2011

Edge punches as stencils.

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.


  1. Fantastic idea Darcy!
    This post is one of those slap-your-forehead moments for me. lol! I also like the idea of sealing them first with paint. How many soggy paper stencils I've made... sigh. ; )

  2. Great post! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Would love to stay and post a long comment but far too busy hunting out punches to make fabulous masks - BRILlIANT idea hon - thanks for sharing xxx

  4. What a great idea! I also know what to put on my soggy doilies too! Patsy from

  5. I want to buy some! Would the "lovely lady" like to sell them?