I'm on the Ranger blog today with a quick tutorial on up cycling an old paint brush. If you’ve ever been to a flea market or thrift store, you may have seen old paint brushes for sale. You may even have some around the house or out in the garage from old painting projects. Even if you don’t have any- you can easily find some new bristles to play with from the dollar store. Grab a brush, old or new, and let’s give it a brighter, definitely more colorful life than hanging in a barn.
Check out the tutorial here:
Sapphire Geode on Wood Available for purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/819652496/painted-blue-sapphire-geode-on-wood
I found a binder last year crammed full of photo album page protectors for 50¢. I originally only got it for the protectors but this has turned out to be a really sturdy binder so I gave it a face lift with some Brea Reese Acrylic Paint and stencils.
A great way to save money and get the exact product you want is to make your own stencils. I used my Cricut to cut some alpha stencils out of ordinary plastic folders to make mine. I can't always find the font I want and this much easier to use and store than stamps. Plus- you can make them any size you want!
If you Google silhouettes, you'll find a ton of easy to use images to cut stencils with.
I also have a stencil Pinterest board if you need a jump start (: