Have you ever done foam pouncer stenciling on a rug? I know everyone is doing it all over blog-land, and it’s been on my to do list. However I didn’t have a need for one. When I visited my cousins in Michigan we had a bonfire, and I noticed that there was no rug to wipe our feet on when we came in from outside. I decided to make one as a small gesture of their hospitality for putting up with me.
I made a stencil out of contact paper with my CAMEO. It says Welcome to Dogpatch. My cousin Jeff and his wife Marybeth have rescued their share of dogs, and they have a Daisy Mae. Their email address even uses dogpatch, so it seemed like a no-brainer. I centered it and used a piece of Scotch Blue tape to hold it.
I removed the backing.
I used my favorite Martha Stewart Foam Pouncers and some black paint. I always use the slick paper from the contact paper to blog my paint.
Instead of using craft paint, I broke out the big guns using Rustoelum Painter’s touch.
While the paint was still damp I removed the large piece of contact paper, then the oodles and boodles.
I designed some paw prints and bones, but I didn’t leave enough space around them, so I had to use a bunch of painter’s tape to hold them in place.
I got this rug at Home Depot, they were selling them in a package, 2 for $4.
Simple and customized Welcome Mat.
I thought I’d let Louie test it out before I mailed it to the cousins. He’s a little scruffy, eh? I mailed it, and they called me as soon as they opened it. Marybeth said she didn’t want to use it. hahahaHave you stenciled a rug?