These days, it seems like going out is synonymous with waiting (in gridlock, for the valet, at the nightclub). Is there any fun left that doesn’t require standing in line?
How about coloring between the lines instead? That’s fun of an entirely different stripe — at least when you’re using (surprisingly rad) Stencil1 graffiti stencils.
Available in a smattering of sizes and a gazillion shapes, the groovy retro cutouts can be used to decorate just about anything. Surprise your friends with handmade, owl-adorned greeting cards (Guess Hoo?). Spruce up a plain T-shirt with a gilded sparrow. Scare small children with skull-and-bones-frosted cookies. Or inspire your beau by painting a stallion over the bed.
Handy-dandy instructions are included on the company’s website, so the only thing holding you back is your imagination.
Which is much better than a bouncer.
Available at Red Light Vintage Clothing, 312 Broadway East (206-329-2200); 4560 University Way Northeast (206-545-4044); Curtsy Bella, 2920 Northeast Blakely Street (206-523-3221); online at stencil1.com.