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!
Sandra had an old chest that she just new she could give new life to. Boy, did she ever!
Prepping with primer first, she added our Raised Plaster Cadence Frieze stencil to the centers of the inset panels.
After letting that dry, she then painted the entire chest with the most beautiful and cheery blue paint.
Not only did she extend the life of this wonderful wood piece, she gave it such style and class!
Raised plaster stencils help you add design to your furniture pieces and cabinets easily! Just tape the stencil to the intended area, smear the openings with pre-mixed joint compound, gently peel back the stencil and let it dry.
When you paint over the applied design, it protects it from chipping off. No need to seal further unless you are sealing the entire piece.
Works great with chalk paints!
Debbie Sharp is obviously a gal with vision and creativity.
When I opened her email and saw this beautiful version of our Raised Plaster Anastasia Stencil, I was just amazed at what that beautiful background did for our lovely plaster stencil design.
Here’s what she wrote in her email:
“I want to say thank you for the stencils that you create….I love the one I purchased…and the service was amazing. This is what I made from your stencil using venetian plaster and Amy Howard milk paint colors. I am a current student of Amy Howard’s Old World Finishing Course. I love how this came out!!! Beautiful stencil and I will be back for more as soon as I can”.
Debbie has obviously found her sources for true inspiration. The depth of the background, with it’s lights and darks against the raised design create a visual dimension that is just mesmerizing!
Thank you for sharing Debbie!
Dawn had it in her mind that she wanted stone around her fireplace instead of the simple tiles that were there originally, and by golly, she found a great way to do it with our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil
Dawn mixed her paint color right in to the joint compound she used for the stones. If you mix white glue with joint compound you can make it stick to anything including metal and slick tile.
To repeat the stone easily, simply plaster once, then flip the stencil over, line up the old stones with the stone openings, overlap slightly and plaster again.
I love the way it looks now. Certainly much more modern and inviting. Thank you Dawn!
I was just blown away when Colten sent me this photo of an old vanity dresser that was given new life.
Painting it soft cream, our Raised Plaster Parkland Posey Stencil was applied to the sides of the dresser then painted over with the same cream paint. The handles were removed from the lower drawers and gray diamonds were painted over the fronts to give an really cool design element.
All of the ornate ornamentation on this piece and the plaster design really popped out when gray glaze was applied over these areas and wiped off to remove the excess. This piece is now museum worth and how I would LOVE to have it in my all white bedroom!
Mark Yeda had a vision for his wall. He wanted something beautiful and unique to coordinate with his oriental statue.
He chose our Raised Plaster Palm Leaf Stencil to plaster a random, raised design on the focal wall.
The thing I absolutely love most is that he chose to keep the colors more subdued instead of making them bright. This give the wall a feeling of class and elegance. It’s easy on the eyes, yet adds such beautiful texture and interest.
I’m impressed Mark! Thank you so much for sharing!
Mindy Everaert loves the look of exposed brick as found on country farms and on Mediterranean buildings.
So she used our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil to give her home that same look!
I love her placement and how she did it.
Being a smart little decorator, she kept the stones in more soft, muted color.
How might you do it too? That’s easy:
Thank you Mindy! It came out GREAT!