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Contact Paper Stencil Sadness

removable contact paper stencil mugs

Pinterest is chock full of stenciling tutorials, but some of them take an extra step toward clever. Anyone who has stenciled before knows that the hardest part is preventing your paint or marker from bleeding under the edge, leaving your design with an unsightly blurry edge.

Hey, that’s what we’re using a stencil for—we could’ve painted a wobble-edged blob freehand, right?

One potential fix is a contact paper stencil, like the one used for these farm animal mugs on Country Living. You cut out the shape you want, just like a traditional stencil, but when you peel the backing off IT’S STICKY, preventing those janky edges that stencils so often leave behind.

Except, you know, when they don’t work the way they should.

Says Instagrammer Kat B, “Ugh. In theory, removable contact paper stencil is a great idea. Until you remove it.”

Isn’t that always the way with craft fails? They start with so much promise, yet end with a NAILED IT.

For more failure and fun, find Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures!

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