Thursday, December 13, 2018

Paris Stencil for Christmas

While organizing my stencils this week I re-found a stencil ordered from Muddaritaville earlier this year (and never used !)

Made two signs this week.

Favorte old decorations, the vintage Blow Mold Snowman and a tree topper - Christmas treasures with the square tray Paris stenciled.

Stenciled PARIS No. 1 with a Wreath

Stenciled Paris on the back of a painted ASCP White  cheese server, here displayed on a silver tray, before adding waxes.

Clear waxed the round sign with ASCP Clear Wax and then tried out CeCe Caldwell's Aging Cream.

Applied with the tip of my finger and moved the wax over the sanded edges. The wax brought out the scratches on the old cheese board. 

Sequence for stenciling:

Supplies for the round sign:

old round cheese board painted ASCP White
CeCe Caldwell Beckly Coal
ASCP Clear Wax
CeCe Caldwell's Aging Cream
clean rag
masking tape
stenciling brush

Displayed the Paris sign outside on the front porch.


Stenciled Tray: PARIS sign in a square 'tray' 



lightweight square tray painted ASCP White
CeCe Caldwell Beckly Coal
ASCP Clear Wax
stenciling brush
clean rag
masking tape

Gathered the old Snowman blow mold, a vintage tree topper and battery white lights with the tray.

 Love making signs with stencils

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Giant Christmas Gift Tag

Merry Christmas Gift Tag

The Merry Christmas sign looked like a giant tag - so when the sun was bright I added it to a large brown wrapped (stenciled with stars and trees) gift.

The Christmas stencils I ordered from Funky Junk Interiors arrived on Monday this week. Happy dance!

Supplies Used:

• Christmas themed stencils
• newspaper, masking tape, stencil sponge and 
   brushes of various sizes, rag for polishing
• painted (ASCP White) handled bread board
Fusion Fort York Red, CeCe Caldwell Springhill 
   Green chalk-like paints plus Deep Gold or Fonce
• ASCP wax - clear and dark

Stenciled using CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal for the words and added two green trees and six red lights. Added a red layer over the  black Merry Christmas.

The sign needed something else  - so I used Deep Gold paint, smudged with my finger as I added some shading to the trees and a dab on each red light.


Sanded (sanding sponge), waxed with ASCP clear wax (with a few touches of her brown wax quickly wiped off), polished back and front.

 Finished, added decorations.

Found a short-tailed mouse at last weekend's Church Sale, too cute to leave behind.

The Merry Christmas sign
 would make a very large tag.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

November Thrifted Finds

November, fewer thrifted finds and two lovely 
Christmas Bazaars.

(yes, a stenciled Christmas sign 
mini-tutorial at the end of this post)

Last weekend's Christmas Church Bazaar was 'lighter' than previous years. Less to buy but the same great people hosting. My favourite finds were the Skye McGhie Tealight Lantern, the two small doll house dressers and the ceramic Christmas Tree.

The stencil (above) this week : You Cut Trees adapted.

Two weekends ago my favorite local Church held a Christmas Bazaar which had a great baking display, included ginger cookies. 

Guests were greeted at the front entrance and soothing seasonal music was playing on their PA system. An announcer with a mic was pointing out where things were to be found.

There was a table for Christmas Decorations 

Everything was very organized, lots of people,all wearing their name tags, behind each table plus, all in plaid vests AND name tags, people out on the floor to help. The flow of the shoppers worked well - there were so many lovelies to buy and each person behind the tables accepted cash payment and chatted as they wrapped/bagged the purchases immediately which also made shopping pleasurable.

Such a welcoming group of parishioners.

Tables the width of the room held ornaments, china and small collectibles.

There were trays of cookies and each customer was given a ziplock bag, a thin plastic glove to pick up cookies and we all chose our own (my choice was ginger). 4 tables with homemade cakes, pies, loaves and cookies.

Great idea

Imagine finding a 1953 Howard Holt
2-handled Child's Santa cup

An Oxo Tin (Canada), a memento from 
Queen Elizabeth's 1953 Coronation

In the 'Treasures' small room DH found a
Goebel West Germany Condiment Set of Friars

In the main room there were 3 long tables of children's toys, two long tables of crafts for children to make, 3 long tables of knitted and crocheted items (I bought 3 crocheted dish cloths). 

There were two tables of books, DVD's and CD's.

In the centre of the room there was a very large square area of tables with the ladies helping inside the square - the tables were covered with projects, table centres, decorations, sewn items. Classically wonderful. 

Coffee/tea and baked treats were available in the next room with lots of tables and chairs set up for sitting and visiting.

Heart lifting

There were also finds from my favourite thrift store during November.

A wire Eiffel tower, brass fingerhold chamber candle holders,  and Marbolex by Danesi plaster clown bookends with Reindeer table runner.

Polar bear bank, wooden 'lullaby' boat, vintage press- wood leaves and blossoms candle holders.

Finally, the tutorial as promised.

Tutorial: Stenciled Christmas You Cut Trees and
              Christmas lights


• chosen stencils (Donna of Funky Junk Interiors)
• ASCP White, Fat Paint - Red, Yellow, Green, 
  CeCe Caldwell Beckey Coal
• stencil dabber brushes
• rusty wooden handled saw
• newspaper, masking tape,hemp oil finish

You may have noticed that the stencil does not have an 's' on Tree. I wanted an 's' so - I looked at all the stencil's I've purchased from Funky Junk Interiors and found an 's' that was larger but seemed to be the same font family - traced then redrew it smaller, tested it on a piece of paper for a 'match' and then stenciled it at the end of the word 'Tree' on the saw. First time 'adding' a letter to a stencil. Fun.

I enjoyed the tree lights at the end of the saw - added 2 layers (dried between) of red/green/yellow to make the lights brighter.

To finish this post today, a figurine of the Virgin Mary and openwork large Cast Iron Cross, lovely additions to the collections found this month.

Wishing you all, dear friends,
a week of peace, 
and love.



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