One of my favorite things about swaps is they manage to get me off my bum and actually try new things! I've been wanting to stencil for a VERY long time, and it took a swap to actually get me to do it. One of the consequences is I make things I'm really proud of but never get to keep. At least I still have the stencil this time!
I used regular acrylic paint with a fabric paint medium, and cut my stencil out of a couple giant pieces of tag board. I had two layers, and after a lot of trial and error, I succeeded!