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.
I’ve been working with Chris Rees with ideas and instruction for adding a plaster bamboo design to her dining room wall for quite awhile. That’s not always easy when you’re trying to do it through just written word, but Chris is an apt student and found exactly what would work for her.
As we wrote one another, I had no clue that this gal was so creative until I began getting her pictures.
She opted for a linen look finish on the wall as a background to her Raised Plaster Bamboo. Streaks of gray made it the perfect backdrop.
Pre-tinting the joint compound gray helped to give the bamboo color. She then used metallic silver paint over every branch and stalk to create the most upscale, elegant wall!
Her leaf sconces were the final touch that made that wall come together beautifully! When her sweet Mother came to visit, her one phrase was: “It’s magical”! Chris was elated. And “magical”, it is indeed.
But was she done? Heck no!!!! She found a cute little corner table and saw the possibilities. Boy, did it need help! But Chris was just the gal to give it new life.
A good sanding was the first order of business.
A fresh paint finish with a new handle took the piece in the right direction. A raised plaster bamboo sprig on the door, surrounded by a black painted frame made this table a one of a kind treasure! Notice how the background finish behind the bamboo design is metallic? Brilliant!
More of Chris’s projects will be featured soon. Wait until you see the tea tray turned bathroom sink! Wow!
you can create durable, raised designs on walls, ceilings, furniture and more using common pre-mixed joint compound, Venetian plaster or any medium that dries stiff and spreads easily, such as tile grout and cement products.
Peruse our plaster stencil categories below for unique designs and then visit the How to Plaster Stencil area to see just how easy it is!
Victoria Larsen Stencils was the first to introduce you to Raised Plaster Stencils in 2004
and has been the leader ever since with this unique and innovative decorating technique. If you can spread frosting, you can create stunning, raised designs on just about any surface, including walls, ceilings, furniture, cabinetry and craft items.
We’re also the first to introduce you to creating high end plaster ceiling and wall designs with our unique line of plaster molds.
Our classic designs and easy How To instructions help you create elegant and beautiful home decor to help you create the home of your dreams.
For awesome ideas, check out the Decorating Gallery and see what others are doing with our designs.