10 Ways You Would Never Expect to Use Stencils

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10 WAYS YOU WOULD NEVER EXPECT TO USE STENCILS

In the not too distant past, when people thought of stenciling, most thought of painting designs on a kitchen or bathroom wall. During the past 20 years, people with artistic bents began to apply stencils designs to a variety of items including furniture, clothing, shoes, wedding cakes, holiday decorations and various types of signs. Stenciling has evolved and has become an interesting art form and has been used in a multitude of ways you’d never expect! (more…)

Storm Drain Stencils: Only Rain Down the Drain

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STORM DRAIN STENCILS: ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN

Everyone has seen roadside storm drains, but you may not know their true function. These channels ensure that populated areas don’t flood after significant rain, ice or snow storms. By diverting excess liquid into natural bodies of water, like streams and rivers, storm drains keep roads, building foundations, and your feet relatively dry. Serious problems arise, however, when people misuse them.   (more…)

5 Great Ways to Use Lettering Stencils in Your Kitchen

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5 GREAT WAYS TO USE LETTERING STENCILS IN YOUR KITCHEN

The kitchen can be a messy and hectic place, but it’s also where the family comes together.  Staying organized really helps our household work and keep us on track. Labeling items in our kitchen (with tools like alphabet stencils) makes it easier for partners and kids to find what they need and put things back in the right place. Rather than shovel pocketfuls of money into re-decorating, you can use these five simple stencil ideas that will be sure to get your kitchen running in top-top shape! (more…)

Applying Color Theory To Your Custom Logo Stencils

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APPLYING COLOR THEORY TO YOUR CUSTOM LOGO STENCILS

Once you created the perfect logo for your business, you probably thought the work was over until you picked up your custom stencils and realized that you didn’t know what colors to use. Since you went through all of the effort to design the logo and have custom logo stencils made, you should take the time to really understand the concept of color theory and how the psychology of color can have a huge impact on your brand. (more…)

Personalize Your Living Space With These Great DIY Stencil Projects

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PERSONALIZE YOUR LIVING SPACE WITH THESE GREAT DIY STENCIL PROJECTS

Do you have blank walls, curtains, or floors that are begging for an update? Why shell out for expensive patterned curtains or wallpaper when you can personalize them yourself? A handy stencil, some stencil paint, and a blank canvas can make for a great and satisfying weekend project, all without breaking the bank. (more…)

10 Great Stencil Activities for Learning the Alphabet

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10 GREAT STENCIL ACTIVITIES FOR LEARNING THE ALPHABET

Let’s face it: alphabet worksheets and digital games are great, but children need a variety of tangible, educational games to instill a love for education and build necessary motor skills.  If you have a young learner in your life, you already understand the importance of games and physical activities. To add to your classroom and family fun, check out some stencil-based tips and activities!
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Clean Advertising: How to Use Reverse Graffiti to Grow Your Business

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CLEAN ADVERTISING: HOW TO USE REVERSE GRAFFITI TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to outdoor advertising. Will your ad stand out or will it blend into the visual noise of today’s busy streets? Will you still be paying for your ad to hang around on a billboard long after it’s lost its relevance? Most of all, will your ad be memorable?
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Why Should Your Business Use Pavement Chalk Advertising?

Why Should Your Business Use Pavement Chalk Advertising?

Since Jay Conrad coined the term in 1984, ‘guerrilla marketing’ has been an enormously popular way for businesses to advertise their products and services in unconventional ways. Rather than permanently displaying graffiti art, however, there are excellent temporary advertising techniques like sidewalk advertising that have become remarkably popular in recent years.  (more…)

5 Low-Cost Retail Storefront Design Ideas

5 Low-Cost Retail Storefront Design Ideas

5 LOW-COST RETAIL STOREFRONT DESIGN IDEAS

It’s not hyperbolic to say that good storefront signage can make or break a small business. We’ve all known businesses with a great product and an excellent location that failed just because it was too easy to walk past them and never realize they were there. But a big, flashy, custom-made sign can cost thousands of dollars. (more…)