Monday, March 25, 2013

Stenciled Window Screen

It was the rusty blue frame of this tattered old window screen that caught my eye when I discovered it in the outdoor section of an antique mall a couple of months ago.  The poor thing was still wet from a recent storm and it needed a good cleaning to remove all the debris stuck inside the back of the frame, but I had to have it.

 I knew right away it wanted to be a sign.

Antiques for sale....this way and that way.

I gave it a bath and sprayed the frame with a matte acrylic sealer.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the stencil from some cheapo shelf liner instead of the more expensive Silhouette vinyl.  As you can see, it did not want to stick to the screen, so I ended up stenciling in small sections as I held it down with my fingers. 

I wrapped some wire through the small slits in the corners, then tied the twine to the wire.

The nail is covered with the help of a large vintage rhinestone button.  A little bling is always a good thing.

Now I'm adding rusty old screens to my focus list when I'm out treasure hunting.
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