No, not that one. One like this... or this...
There are real plates in theses picture, but I want to show you how to get the look with stencils.
This is the dining room at Stocksfield Hall a few years ago.
I used stencils from the Blue and White collection at The Stencil Library.
The designs were used on the walls and again on the floors. The pictures are from The Stencilled Home. The room no longer exists therefore I was unable to photograph detail so... I stencilled some paper to allow a closer look and with a flick of the computer mouse I can give you an alternate colourway proving that blue and white is not the only way to go.
Rachel shared the work of Matthew Meade with you on Design Inspiration earlier this month. He used many of our blue and white stencils to mimic brown transferware for Country Homes magazine.
I mixed the colours on this piece of scenery for our local theatre group. Katrin Cargill interpreted the stencilled plates for Victoria magazine like this. In the background, she has stencilled palm trees. Both of the stylists mixed real china with stencilled pattern. The china stencils all have three overlays which makes them very simple to colour. The first layer allows the user to stencil the shape of the crockery then the pattern is created with layers two and three. These stencils would be fun to stencil onto a non fraying canvas such as Roclon to make dinner mats. They are a handy size for stenciling cushion covers too...and cabinet fronts...and trays. OK I'll stop now.
photos: Deidi Von Shaewen for World of Interiors; from Paint Colours by Kevin McCloud; Colin Poole for The Stencilled Home; Helen Norman for Country Homes (US); David Montgomery for Victoria; all others by The Stencil Library.