Tool Tip Tuesday – Duck Duct Tape

Tool Tip Tuesday – Duck Duct Tape

Most of you already know there a million things you can use duct tape for.

3 reasons to use duct tape on your stencils
3 reasons to use duct tape on your stencils.

We commonly refer to it as “Duck Tape,” which is actually a popular brand name of duct tape. I’m sure you’ve seen some of things people have made, from wallets to prom dresses. Today, we’re sticking with a crafty use. I recently noticed someone had used a pretty duck tape to edge her stencils. Brilliant! Having all the edges extend beyond the existing borders of the stencils was really helpful.

  • Duct tape edges give more space to cover the project beyond the stencil.
  • A stack of stencils slide more easily across each other.
  • There is more to hold on to as you clean your stencils.

We even soaked and cleaned stencils in a tub of water and the duct tape held up great!  We were actually encouraged to use Duck brand duct tape, as it seems to actually work better for this purpose. I had envisioned using some wild prints and really jazzing up the edges, until I found out that the solid colors had TWICE as many yards as the prints, for the SAME PRICE. Yes, I started with a solid color! However, you can grab a coupon for your big box craft store and get started with some wild prints more economically. If you have some doubts, just do a few to get started.

A final tip, if there is info on the stencil you want to keep, just grab a permanent marker and write it on the tape.

Write any info about the stencil right on the tape with a permanent marker
Write any info about the stencil right on the tape with a permanent marker.

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures!

KS

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