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Cricut + Fabric Spray Paint = Magic

Posted on August 30 2018

I don't use my Cricut as much as I mean to. When I do, it's usually for vinyl cutting to make a t-shirt or decorate something. I always knew I could use it to make stencils, but I never actually tired it out. It. Is. Awesome.

I've been making stencils for putting designs on fabric since high school, when I decided that all my jeans required sharpie-and-paint embellishments. Except I always drew out he design and cut them by hand...often multiple times, because of course my hand would slip at some point.

This was so much easier. I didn't have stencil paper and wasn't in the mood to go out, so I just used a piece of cardstock and it held up pretty well through 4 uses. Some fabric, some pins, and I was on my way.

It took four attempts to get two that I liked, but that was an issue with the wind, not the stencil. I don't think I'm going to cut a stencil by hand ever again.

Now, if I could just find a way to get the wind to cooperate...

purple fabric with symbols

If you're curious about why this stencil exists, this project was the result of some novel research.

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