Margaret Tarkington knew exactly what she wanted to do on the exterior of her home and it had to be cheery and colorful! And what she did feels like it right out of a Bavarian village!
Using our Raised Plaster Art Deco Flower Border Stencil with just paint, she first painted the exterior trim with dark green paint then added the stencil design in lighter green for the body of the border and then brilliant red and yellow for the flowers.
All the windows and doorways were done in the same manner.
What I loved about this set of windows is that she decided to paint the frames between the panes of glass with the same lighter green she used in the border design. Set against that dark green background really made this set of windows come to life.
Keeping the stencil design above the doorway only allowed her the creative use of paint she’s done to create this welcoming entry. Picking up the lighter green again, and buttery yellow of the flower centers, she brightened up the doors to create a real focal point.
I honestly just wanted to get on bended knee and applaud her for this wonderful make over of the exterior of her home. It’s unusual, creative and so cheerful! Thank you for letting me share Margaret! You did a spectacular job!
The creative Anna Krause of Collage Design Studio created this luscious canvas art for the walls of Spa Serenity.She used our Raised Plaster Bella Medallion Stencil for the design element. The canvas was first painted using dark paint then the stencil was cleverly layered over the top in different colors. Look closely and you will see the design in blues and brown in the background.
She also has some special advice for all of us when stenciling on canvas: :
“If a customer wants to do the plaster technique on canvas they should stabilize the back (around any stretcher bars) with some 1.5-2” insulation while they are working on it. The canvas, unlike a wall, flexes so it creates it’s own set of issues. I didn’t stabilize when I worked on this piece but I have experience-a newby would be frustrated and unhappy with the product. It would also help to lay the canvas flat.
My own advice is to use a product called “Golden’s Hard Molding Paste” when you’re doing canvas art. This is a product you can purchase at your local art or crafts store and remains flexible even when dry. It won’t crack over time and you can pre-tint it with any acrylic paint.
I love layered designs and this beautiful art just goes to show you how a single design can fill up an entire canvas and used as artwork or to create a beautiful layered wallpaper design.
This single mold can be cast over and over with plaster of paris to create these gorgeous panels.
They can either be used alone to create a wall hanging or attached to a craft project, or you can cast man of them and use them repeated on a wall, ceiling or back splash to create the most dramatic area you could ever dream of!
Once dry, the pieces are attached by simply spreading joint compound over the back of the piece then holding it to the ceiling or wall for 60 seconds. Joint compound is the perfect adhesive since it not only holds the piece in place perfectly, if you ever choose, you can actually remove the pieces at some point in the future. But to be honest? Who would want to!
I did some pretty intense plaster work in my home in Idaho. When the home was appraised for the sale, the appraiser actually added an additional $20,000.00 to the value of the home because (as he said): “What you have done is to add custom, permanent plaster ornamentation to this home”. The hair on my arms stood straight up from my delight!
Now, imagine the value that Rob has added to his home with this expensive looking ceiling design?
Barbara Walker is one of my favorite customers. Not only is she super friendly and fun, she has an eye for art that I just love.
Here, she took our Raised Plaster Fleurs D Amour Stencil and used it as a central (wallpaper type) design over rough plaster walls.
Doing a brown color wash over the wall first created a beautiful backdrop for the more colorful design she added. After the joint compound was dry, she painted the flowers a cheery blue and the leaves and stems of the design with a more sage green color. If you look close, you can see that she shaded every leaf on just one side with a deeper green.
Beautiful Barbara! I fell in love the moment I saw it!
What a beautiful makeover Amber did with our Raised Plaster Francais Border Stencil! Instead of using it horizontally, she used it vertically on this beautiful chest to create a raised design on those awesome doors.
Notice the beautiful, light beige she painted the chest first. It gives this piece and updated, more modern look but with the ornamentation of an antique piece.
Alan Ball, being the creative man he is, decided to try something unique with our plaster stencils.
Instead of simply spreading the joint compound over the stencil as we have been doing since 2004, he used a brush and a tapping motion to give the design even more texture.
Since he wanted to do a design to add interest to his kitchen, he chose our Raised Plaster Brassio Stencil to do the project. He used a border stencil to create uniform frames, then plastered the Brassio Frieze stencil as a twin central design.
Looking close, you can see how his brush created incredible texture in the design:
You can see his “tapping joint compound” technique on youtube.com
Nicole Kulis is a very talented lady who re-purposes and then sells furniture. Her pieces are done with class and style and once she discovered our Raised Plaster Stencils, she said they now sell so quickly and she is obviously pleased with that fact.
I loved this particular project where she re-did a side board.
She first added the raised stencil to the upper sides of the cabinet then painted the entire cabinet with silver paint.
The raised design gave it even more decorative appeal. I love the elegance this piece now has and obviously, Michelle is very proud of it. I can see why!
The question “can you use plaster stencils with paint?” comes up all the time. The answer is Absolutely! We use our plaster stencils with paint regularly. What you will simply find is that our plaster stencils will be the most durable, high quality painting stencils you have ever owned!