This is a simple idea for home or office that uses painted stripes of magnetic paint and a stencil of numbers. It is a great way to display engagements and could be the ideal way to show off that collection of souvenir magnets! Our stencil project and came from the 'Stencil It' book by Helen Morris. The book is available in most countries but is sold out in the UK (We Brits have to buy from the USA and have it sent)
To make your planner mark straight lines onto the wall with water soluble pencil. Use the lines as guide for the stripes. Lay one length of low tack tape along the edge of the line, press it into place then lay another length of tape on either side of the original one. Make sure that all three align perfectly then press the two outer tapes firmly into place so that no paint will leak under them. Remove the central piece of tape to reveal a long stripe which you will stencil with magnetic paint
My picture shows a very narrow stripe but tape wider tape can be bought.
Do not throw away the tape it can be reused for the next stripe; just place it along the pencil lines of another row.
Use a clean, dry, stencil brush to apply the lines. Put a little paint onto a saucer or palette to prevent dipping the brush into deep paint; you just need to cover the tips of the bristles. Work the paint onto paper towel do this with a circular motion as if stirring tea as it will distrubute the paint across the bristles. The intention is to apply damp paint through the stencil. Apply the paint along the stripe stencil by using a gentle version of the stirring tea stroke. Build up depth of colour and magnetic power by applying several light layers of paint. It should be dry within a couple of seconds so it is easy to re coat. It is speedier to apply a few light layers than to clean up drips and smudges from using too much paint.
I reproduced the following snippet of information from Kidicraft's website page on their Magnet Paint. 'It paints on just like a normal emulsion or primer. We recommend that you use a minimum of three coats. Once dry you can paint over it with any emulsion colour of your choice' See their contact details for UK stockists.
There are many number stencils around. To see our selection at The Stencil Library type 'numbers' into our web site search. The numeral stencil that we used was SIB10-B there is a laminated paper version of the stencil in the Stencil It book; use the same stencilling method to apply paint through the stencil. Now all you need is magnets, invitations and appointments to display!