I've been on the look-out for projects I can make with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to try my hand at stenciling so I decided to make stenciled cork coasters.
I found a set of 6 cork coasters at Hobby Lobby. I cut several stencil designs out of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I was really wanting to make a couple that said "drink" and "hello."
Once the stencil designs were cut, I used my favorite aqua and yellow acrylic paints from Michael's. I placed the stencil on the coasters and used a sponge brush to dab the paint. And.... FAIL! The paint bled through small type. Maybe adhesive-backed vinyl would have worked better for the smaller stencils.
I tried one more time with the "hello" stencil with the same result so I decided to skip the smaller stencils and stick with the larger bird and heart.
These turned out really well! I just can't get over how gorgeous the blue is. Even though part of the project was a failure I'm happy with the coasters I ended up with.
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