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« on: June 10, 2005 10:28:21 PM »

I'm in the midst of painting my dresser. On one of the drawers, i mod podged a picture i took in a photography class.  I want to put a phrase on the rest of the drawer, but i'm having a rough time figuring out how to get the words on it! 

If i were to make a stencil with the words, do ya'll think card stock or contact paper would work best?  I'm not sure if the contact paper would hurt my fresh paint at all....

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005 11:33:55 AM »

For anyone else wondering the same thing, i used shelf paper, and it worked LIKE A CHARM!  not too sticky, but sticky enough.    wondaful.   kbye

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005 12:03:46 PM »

Folks sometimes recommend contact paper, but they don't mean you should stick on the item.  Contact paper is sturdy enough to use for your stencil.  Just tape it on with painter's tape (the blue stuff). 

Also - if the contact paper has been rolled, roll in the other direction for awhile to flatten out.  You want it to lie absolutely flat against the dresser. 

I'm amazed (and delighted) that PuckrUpNKissMoi was successful with shelf paper.  Some shelf paper would certainly pull off fresh paint. 

Do post a picture.


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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005 12:47:57 PM »

the stenciling in all it's glory. (just the words)

it actually didn't take long at all, either -- my only mistake was putting the sticky stuff on a magazine whilst cutting out the letters...  got to spend half the night picking off the backing    Tongue  I just cut a peice of shelf paper to the norm 8.5 x 11 and had my ink jet print right on it.
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