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Stenciled Market Tote ...
Karen June and I can go a little crazy over particular graphic or illustrative designs. When we do, we tend to start incorporating them into projects around the house. Right now, we're crazy about arrows. Have you noticed how they seem to be everywhere lately... on jewelry, pillows, stationery...? I first noticed the trend when I was starting a collection of feathers to use in floral arrangements. I liked how there were feathers at the back ends of the arrows and bought a few to also include in the arrangements. And pretty soon, they were everywhere: and we thought it was high time we created our own!

This is our first Little Yellow Couch stencil and you can print it, cut out the pieces and start painting arrows wherever you want to see them! We're thinking they'd be great on notebooks, dishcloths, even walls! We've done a simple stencil on a tote bag to give a boring sack a little oomph. We're pretty happy with how it turned out. Send us a photo of what you've chosen for your arrows...we'd love to share your projects!

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  • 105729_2F2014-11-21-002617-ArrowStencil.pdf 294 KB [ Download ]
  • Step 1

    Print and cut out our arrow stencil on card stock. You can get that by following the link below.

  • Step 2

    Cut the stencil into three separate parts before taping to your tote bag. (We've found that the paint will bleed if you don't tape the stencil down at multiple points. You can use more tape if you cut the stencil into smaller parts).

  • Step 3

    Using a stencil brush, cover the area you're stenciling with your paint, going over the inner edges of the stencil. Let dry a few minutes before gently removing stencil. Let dry completely before taping down another piece of the stencil. Repeat.

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