Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stenciled Window Advertising Sign

I love it when inspiration strikes and I finally decide what to do with something that's been sitting around for ages. Even though there's a small crack in the upper right corner, I knew this old window with its textured/frosted glass had some potential. 
  
Vintage Sign & Inspirational Stencils advertising sign
 When Angie (Knick of Time) sent me a couple of her Vintage Sign & Inspirational Stencils to try out, I immediately thought of this window and how it would be a perfect candidate for an advertising sign.


How to stencil using a paint pen
I started by centering and taping the stencil upside down on the back of the window, then I decided to try something a little different.

Stenciled vintage window with paint pen
 Paint pen to the rescue! I had to go over the letters twice because they looked a little streaky the first time around, but it was so easy and the paint stuck like glue! 

How to stencil on glass with a paint pen
To fill up more space on the glass, I manipulated the 16" x 8 3/4 version of the Farmhouse Flour Sack stencil by centering the word Flour and filling in the bridges. I replaced the small rolling pin with the large rolling pin from the Mrs. Claus Cookie Co. stencil. I love being able to mix and match!!
No need to adjust your glasses if it looks a little blurry; it's just the textured/frosted glass.

self-rising flour stencil Vintage Sign & Inspirational Stencils tutorial
It needed a little something extra, so I added a rusty window pull to each side. Perfect for hanging kitchen accessories or whatever my heart desires.

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23 comments:

  1. SUPER CUTE Betsy! Hope you are having a nice weekend.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Oh my gosh, I never would have thought I could use paint pens on a window! This looks great. I definitely would have snagged it up, too, despite the imperfection - that's why we love it! I have wanted to do a window stencil for the holidays FOR YEARS! Who knows, maybe this will be the year?! xoKathleen

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  3. Perfect as usual, I love the idea of using a paint pen!

    Carol

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  4. Betsy, I'm blown away by how amazing this turned out! It was a great idea to outline the rolling pin, instead of filling it in too! So glad you enjoyed using both stencils!

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  5. I love this! I need to try the paint pen.

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  6. I love the vintage feel of this. Advertising was so much nicer when there was still room for restraint and dignity.
    Amalia
    xo

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  7. This turned out so nice, Betsy! The paint pen idea is great. Love the window pull 'hooks', too - so clever :) xo Karen

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  8. I love this!! I have two great mirrored cabinet doors I want to stencil but the paint slides around too much. That paint pen may just do the trick. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I wish I could find more windows around here. I love them as frames and you have really made a wonderful one with the stencil!

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  10. I love the look and the stencil with the pen-something to try!

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  11. Betsy, love this and the paint pen is brilliant!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  12. I LOVE it, Betsy! It turned out just great!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. Very Nice! I can see how using the paint pen would work on many projects, than a regular stencil brush.
    Have a great week.

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  14. That window is adorb! I'm working on three old smaller windows now, and creating a vignette for the holidays. Also using paint pens for this project.

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  15. Love the project! I will have to try a paint pen on a stencil!

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  16. Love it - even more with the kitchen tools hanging from it. thanks

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  17. Betsy,
    You have out did yourself with this wonderful project!! Stunning!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  18. Wow! Your window turned out great! Love the rolling pin!

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  19. Wow! Your window turned out great! Love the rolling pin!

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  20. I love it! Now I've got to find a paint pen.

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  21. That turned out so great, Betsy...I need to try some projects on glass...the paint pen would make it so easy, too!

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