Kathy Frates loves beauty, Kathy Frates loves dramatic decorating. But she’s also someone who loves the elegance of “tone on tone” She achieved that with our Raised Plaster Frilly Acanthus Stencil
At the staircase in her home, there was a blank wall. Not a fitting place for a simple painting, but screaming for something wonderfully ornamental.
So she plastered the design and then painted over it with rich, chocolate paint.
All I can say is “Wow!”. This wall changed instantly from plain to beautifully elegant!
Simply painting over a raised stencil design gives you the look of embossed wallpaper. (You know, that highly expensive stuff!). So give it a try. Whether it’s on walls, furniture or ceilings, you’ll be amazed at the results!
Teri Chappel loves updated and modern and being the creative woman she is, she did a bang up job decorating this wall to achieve just that!
Using our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil, Teri used common joint compound with the stencil to create the stone wall. Joint compound dries pure white so there’s no need for painting or adding color to the compound in this case. Just be sure to pre-paint your wall the color you want the stone grout to be. In this case, the wall was pre-painted gray first.
What a perfect background to the adorable safety pin wall hangings!
Kass Wilson is a highly respected and much sought after Professional Faux Finish Artist and Kass has used our stencils in the homes of some of her most precious clients.
When one client presented her with giving their kitchen island an exciting decorative finish, Kass knew just what she wanted to do. And considering the lovely wood cabinets, the perfect design came to mind.
Using the trunk stencil repeated from the base to the top, the idea of a birch “forest” emerged. Using both the large and small trunks, she was able to create real depth in the design.
Background leaves were “painted” where more forward trees were “plastered” to create the detail she was after. The entire area was glazed using a copper tone glaze.
What a lovely idea! And how creative! I designed the stencil set but even I never thought of using a full sized Aspen Tree Stencil on a piece of furniture. Sheer brilliance! But of course, what else could we expect of Kass Wilson?