Beryl Newell has been a Victoria Larsen Stencils customer for a very long time and I love what she does.
She painted her wall a soft cream color which is the perfect backdrop for wide and thin Aspen Tree Trunks from our Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil Set. I love the soft gray shading at each side of the trunks. That really makes them pop against the wall.
Then adding green acrylic paint to the joint compound, she is able to pre-tint the leaves in a soft green.
As we recommend, she has repeated the trunks right up to the ceiling so that they seem to just disappear above the ceiling.
But the think I love most? The sweet little bird she painted on the branch above the window.
In the above photo, you can see where she began with the trunk element of the stencil set, repeating it upward then beginning to add leafy branches where ever she saw fit until the tree was completely finished.
It came out great, don’t you think?
This stencil set also comes with a FREE birds stencil to add little birds seated on the branches or flying around the tree.
She first painted her walls deep gray then using joint compound, repeated the trunk from the baseboard up to the ceiling. Adding side branches came next then the leafy branches. On the leaves, she added green paint to the joint compound to save tons of work later!
What a lovely addition to this room! Great job Dori!
Remember that all of our plaster stencils can also be used with paints!
I absolutely love how she did the raised trees on beautiful brown walls, glazing darker over the pine needle sprigs.
When we use our tree stencils to create tree murals on walls, placement is important to create more realism. Some people evenly space a group of trees on the wall, but that rarely happens in nature.
Walk in to the woods or forest and you will see that tree spacing is very random. Now, look at the branches, they aren’t evenly spaced either! Some are close to one another, others are farther apart.
You can tell Annette takes this in consideration in her wall design. Two trees close together on the left then one spaced farther away on the right. Look at the branches on the trees. The same principal applies.
Artists like Annette teach us wonderful things that can help us all be better artists.
Thank you so much Annette! I’ll have to find a place in my own home for this beautiful wall design!