A wise, patient crafter would at this point acknowledge the problem and re-cut the stencil on more appropriate material. Me? I acknowledged it all right, but plowed right ahead anyway. So this happened.
What to do? Well, I figured I’d go back with white paint around the messy letters and it would work like wite-out. Which it kind of did, but it was less than perfect and also built up too thick around each letter because it took so much while paint to cover up the black.
So, alas, on to Plan C, also known as Plan Start- all- over- again. Fun. I went to Michaels where I found just what I needed. I should’ve known Martha would save the day! I bought a roll of adhesive stencil material that’s designed just for projects like this one. Here’s a pic of Cammie and Martha getting acquainted. I think they’re BFFs now…
So, long story short, I redid the design I of course neglected to save, and this time used a “block-ier” and thicker font so it would be easier to stencil. Cammie cut it out using the vellum setting and I stuck it to my sign.
What do you think? I’m finally satisfied. And just for the record, Cammie, I know this wasn’t your fault. It wasn’t you, it was me. Can we still be friends?