Julie McDowell and Dandelions and Poppies uses our Raised Plaster Antoinette Panel Stencil on the front of a chest of drawers to create an exciting new look.
I really love seeing all the different ideas and treatments people come up with when working with our
I really fell in love with what Marianne Meyer from Minneopolis, KS did on her walls.
On the second floor of her home, she did two beautiful aspen trees using just the thinner trunk and tons of branches. She then did a darker color wash of brown paint to give the design more depth.
Being a smart cooking and knowing you can use just parts of a stencil design to create something new, she used just the leafy and bare branch stencils to create a little vignette at the stair landing.
The amount of detail that was achieved was awesome and simply a use to many branches instead of just a few and again, using the color wash to bring out the beautiful detail.
But her true master piece was this plaster aspen tree that literally spans two floors. How awesome and incredible is that?
Just lovely Marianne, and thank you so much for sharing with us!
I was delighted when I got this lovely email from Pam Eastridge:
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful sunflower stencil and making what I had in my thoughts come to life. My husband built this garden shed for me and suggested I do sunflowers on the door since I grow a lot of sunflowers to sell at a local market. It was a labor of love made easy by you! I cannot draw to save my life…seriously…so to be able to use your stencils made me a van Gogh! Ha!
They removed the door to make it easier for Pam to create her magic. She stenciled the design on paper first then started imagining her lay-out. What a smart idea! She could instantly see what she liked and what she didn’t before actually applying the stencil directly to the door.
The really great thing about our Raised Plaster Freestyle Sunflower Stencil is that all of the elements come separated so you can create Sunflowers as tall as you wish! The heavy duty mylar holds up through out making tons of sunflowers.
Thank you for sharing with us Pam! It’s adorable!
When I moved in to my 100 year old mountain cottage, I knew I had a LOT of work ahead of me! Trust me, it’s been a labor of absolute love and I’ve truly enjoyed every second of it thus far (and trust me, I’m far from done!).
This 1/2 chimney wall was such an eye sore and I could hardly wait to tackle it creatively. So my Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil began the project but the rest was a real trip to do and I loved doing it!
This is how the whole project turned out.
Deborah has been one of our customers for quite awhile and I truly believe the girl is as addicted to decorating as I am.
She then used the same stencil to add a raised border on her doors.
Deborah used our Raised Plaster Floral Medallion Stencil behind this elegant wall sconce and I fell in love!
I would love little more than a personal tour of this creative gal’s home. Thank you Deborah! You know I love everything you do!
I have never put my finger on quite “why”, but I LOVE black furniture in certain cases. Evidently, D does too!
She painted this chest midnight black and then added our Raised Plaster Lilac Love Stencil to it.
Here’s a tip for painting gold over plaster stenciling: Do the stenciling first, let it dry, paint the piece your intended color and THEN paint the design gold. If you try to paint metallic colors over dried joint compound, it will simply suck up all that beautiful gleam!
Like many of us, Ann loves the look of ornate antiques.
She used our Raised Plaster Chaumont panel on the doors of an old cabinet to give it incredible new life.
First, she did a translucent color wash over the entire door to give it a lighter appearance, but also to allow the wood grain to show through.
She then painted the inner panel a warm, rich brown.
Once that was dry, she added our Raised Plaster Chaumont Panel Stencil directly in the center of each cabinet door.
She succeeded in giving her project an “Old World” beauty that could be mistaken for a very old piece of furniture.
Thank you Ann! We love it!
Trying her hand at Raised Plaster Stenciling, Andrea Delaney wound up doing something subtle and wonderful.
She didn’t say exactly the steps she took to do it, but I do know she applied our
Raised Plaster Acanthus Flourish Stencil to the wall near her stained glass ceiling fixture.
The way I would re-create this look is to allow the plaster stenciled area to dry completely, then paint over the entire wall in her luscious warm brown color mixed with a little clear wall glaze.
When I came to the area of the stencil, I would then use a terry cloth towel and wipe off just the design to reveal a much lighter version of the design.
I love the simplistic approach of creating just one element here and there. But I also really love covering an entire wall in a random pattern, turning the design upside down with every other repeat to create further interest.
Thank you Andrea!
Barbara emailed me one day saying she had a lot of cigar boxes that were too good to throw away. She wanted to give them a face lift and create uses for them. So she set out to find a great design for the tops of those boxes.
She used our Raised Plaster Chantilly Floral Stencil over the top.
I love the bright color and the placement of the design. Barbara shows you that even larger stencils can be used on smaller projects by allowing excess portions of the design to simply be eliminated. I love the backgrounds she did on these boxes before plastering the raised design. Ah….but she went a step further. Look at what she did to the inside!
Each box used the same design but was done in different colors with different backgrounds.
What great creativity and how much fun she must have had doing these wonderful boxes. Think of all the uses for trinkets, jewelry, candies, etc!
Thank you Barbara!
I absolutely love the various ideas creative types like D. Starns come up with when using our stencils.
Examine this photo closely. Where I use a palet knife on it’s side to add deep black, horizontal striations to my Raised Plaster Aspen Trees, she used a paint brush and added very pale striations in soft brown paint that could have been diluted with clear wall glaze.
She then used metallic gold paint on her leaves. Done over gray walls really makes this design stand out beautifully! I only wish she would have sent a photo of the entire wall.
Very creative, very beautiful! She totally rocked this!