Many years ago, the “Domestic Diva” used our Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil with (of all things), caulking to create life sized aspen trees on her wall.
She loved that wall and when she sold the house and moved, it was that Aspen wall that she missed the most! So what did she do in her new space? She did it again!
Here’s the new wall:
On her blog (link below) she explains what she learned from the first go round. She also gives you a photo tutorial of exactly how she did it!
Here’s her before and after on the first wall in her home.
What a statement those trees make on her walls.
Personally, I’ve done the Aspen Trees in every home I’ve lived in since 2004. They have become my personal signature design because I love them so very much.
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!
Wendy Beeker loved the idea of a large tree on her walls, but she wanted a massive trunk and lots of branches!
She created the trunk on her own, using joint compound and paint, which was easy and fun. She made it rough and rugged and awesome.
But creating all those leaves would have been a real chore, so she chose to use just the branch from our Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil Set.
Once the branches were in place, she painted every leaf with metallic gold paint. Now that tree shines with glory!