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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  1. Linda@Coastal CharmNovember 15, 2015 at 1:40 PM

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


  2. Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}November 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    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

  3. The Polka Dot ClosetNovember 15, 2015 at 4:54 PM

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


  4. Angie ChavezNovember 15, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    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!

  5. Lisa@New Again DesignNovember 15, 2015 at 8:35 PM

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

  6. handmade by amaliaNovember 15, 2015 at 10:37 PM

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

  7. Beatrice EuphemieNovember 15, 2015 at 11:03 PM

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

  8. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaNovember 16, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    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!

  9. JeanieNovember 16, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    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!

  10. DD's CottageNovember 16, 2015 at 6:11 AM

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

  11. Linda @ A La CarteNovember 16, 2015 at 6:28 AM

    Betsy, love this and the paint pen is brilliant!

  12. Julia - Vintage with LacesNovember 16, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    I LOVE it, Betsy! It turned out just great!
    Have a wonderful week!

  13. JunkchiccottageNovember 16, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    Love this Betsy. Super cute.

  14. Glenda/MidSouthNovember 16, 2015 at 7:58 AM

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

  15. DoreenNovember 16, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    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.

  16. Carlene @ Organized ClutterNovember 16, 2015 at 3:49 PM

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

  17. mary scottNovember 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

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

  18. Marsha @ Tattered ChickNovember 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Awesome! Love it, Betsy!!!!

  19. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble ChristmasNovember 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    You have out did yourself with this wonderful project!! Stunning!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  20. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel VintageNovember 17, 2015 at 6:16 AM

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

  21. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel VintageNovember 17, 2015 at 6:16 AM

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

  22. Sherry@Back2VintageNovember 17, 2015 at 8:52 AM

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

  23. Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesNovember 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    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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