Well hello there!
It’s time for another instalment of Storage Sunday, and today I thought I’d share a simple way of storing and organizing stencils.
I used to keep all my stencils in the original packaging, too keep them flat and to sort of keep track of the manufacturer. And then I kept them in a pile in a box like that. I found it wasn’t very practical and just became a bit of a hassle when it came to using the stencils, they weren’t very easy to get to and not very easy to put away after cleaning.
First of all, I wanted to make a little swatch book with examples of all the stencils, so I used a couple of grey shipping tags from my stash, and created this little booklet:
Using gesso, I made examples of my stencils with black gesso:
I keep that close at hand on my craft desk so I can flip through it for inspiration and reference as I am scrapbooking.
Nowadays I keep my stencils in a simple, transparent binder, with thick pvc page protectors that keep them flat, but still makes them easy enough to flip through and get out when I want to use them. I used my Dymo to label the page protectors with the manufacturers name. Easy enough to keep track of, and much more convenient when I am crafting!
Ant that’s how I store and organize my stencils. How do you keep yours? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you’ll have a happy, scrappy day!
/Jennie, a.k.a. jenandtricks
p.p.s. This post has also been published on stuckintheglue.com, a collaborative crafting blog. Check it out!