I recently used my Cricut to make a personalized floor rug for my fiance in Afghanistan. He sent me some pictures of his room and I saw that he had a bath towel duct taped to the floor... I guess it worked.
My original plan was to cut out a phase from contact paper and dab the rug with bleach to make my design. When I got my contact paper onto the rug, I didn't think that it created a tight enough seal and I was worried that the bleach would bleed and I'd just end up with a fuzzy bleached blob.
So, I used a sponge paint brush to dab white paint over my stencil. It took a couple of coats. He just got it in the mail and LOVED it!