I love plaster stencil designs that have some real flair and intensity to them. They add such architectural detail to walls, moldings and even ceilings.
This would be a fabulous design to border just above the mid point of your wall or to create very dramatic ornamental frames on walls or ceilings. Consider painting the inside of the frame a slightly different color than the rest of the area to really show it off.
I imagine this border stencil done in raised plaster around the entire inside of my kitchen ceiling. Now that I’ve moved in to a new home, I have a blank canvas!
Border stencils can be used to add intense detail above or below simplistic wall moldings. Simply paint the same color as the wall (right over the top of the plaster stenciled design) and watch the detail simply blend with the molding as if it is one piece.