The cool thing about the Freestyle bamboo is that all of the elements are separate so you get to create your bamboo anyway you want. First, repeat the bamboo poles then add branches. For interest, cross some of the poles for even more depth.
Simply cut the elements apart for easier use and then go nuts!
Julie filled the entire wall with bamboo poles and branches which creates a lovely and very interesting wallpaper design.
To get this look on your own walls, create all of your bamboo on a pre-painted wall. Allow the design to dry fully. Then mix a darker version of your wall color with clear, wall glaze, paint over the entire design then blot much of the excess off with a large sponge or old terry towel, allowing the glaze to remain in the deep crevices of the design. This will bring out the extreme detail.
Julie did such a fabulous job and I’ve loved showing her off! Thank you Julie!
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’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!