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daydreamer
11-02-2005, 03:39 PM
I went to Michaels to buy some paints and brushes for stencilling. (they had this great 2 for 1 deal on paints) AND I resisted giving into temptation! I WAS SO TEMPTED to buy yarn. They were at such good prices, but I didn't buy any! I feel so proud of myself. ;)

MrsBear87
11-02-2005, 03:49 PM
You resisted yarn, but succumbed to "Stenciler's Syndrome", the uncontrolable urge to decorate any plain surface! I've stenciled my kitchen, bathroom, dining room, living room, and laundry room. Trying to figure out how to get the cats to hold still long enough to do them, too.

brendajos
11-02-2005, 03:52 PM
which kinds of paints? i have a project that i am slowly working on that i think i need more colors for. is it like the folkart type paints or the paints for canvas type paints? 2 for 1 might be a good enough excuse to get me to go to michaels!

koolbreeze
11-02-2005, 04:21 PM
MrsBear~~~i have got to see pictures of these rooms!!!

Ingrid
11-02-2005, 04:24 PM
:roflhard: I've gone the stencilling route, too!

rebecca
11-02-2005, 04:28 PM
I never stenciled, but have painted for years & can no longer do it bc of my hip/leg...yadda, yadda, yadda..I used to do a lot of free hand decorative painting on furniture. I was quite sad when I no longer had an outlet for creativity bc of my disability (can't maneuver furniture or get into positions to paint it ;) )....that's when God steered me to knitting :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :cheering: ....way more fun to knit than to paint JMHO ;)

Ingrid
11-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Yeah, knitting is better. I can sit on the couch. Last time I stencilled anything it was my floor--on my knees until 2 in the morning so it would dry before people got up. Looks nice, though! I bought a bunch more paint and stencils--but knitting took over my life! :rollseyes:

rebecca
11-02-2005, 04:40 PM
LOL...I would paint all hours of the night, too :shock: LOL!!
of course, i often knit all hours of the night....

Ingrid
11-02-2005, 04:48 PM
I suspect we traded one addiction for another, that's all! ;)

daydreamer
11-02-2005, 05:06 PM
Perhaps.........but I've just discovered stencilling, so I'd say that knitting is still higher above it. ;)

which kinds of paints? i have a project that i am slowly working on that i think i need more colors for. is it like the folkart type paints or the paints for canvas type paints? 2 for 1 might be a good enough excuse to get me to go to michaels!


It was acrylic paint. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. http://michaels.shoplocal.com/michaels/default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=2414873&rapid=191342&pagenumber=6&listingid=-2096257127&ref=%2fmichaels%2fdefault.aspx%3faction%3dbrowsepa gespread%26storeid%3d2414873%26rapid%3d191342%26pa genumber%3d6

Oh yes, and this is OT, but what are the best brushes to use when stencilling/painting on fabrics? I just bought some foam ones, but they soak up so much paint that I don't use! :oops:

MrsBear87
11-02-2005, 07:40 PM
I always use bristle brushes - the kind that are round. The less paint you use, the better.