The stencils were panels CH2, CH3 and CH4 from the 'panels' section of Chinese style stencils at The Stencil Library. I have used this set so many times. I stencilled them silver in a guest bedroom at my home,
then gold for a designer showhouse at the House & Garden exhibition.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen borrowed them for a room featured in his book called 'Decorating' and now they are being employed again on a wall in my shop.
They should have been accompanied me earlier this week when I demonstrated stencilling for a new television series but they were too big. These panels are offered in various sizes so we cut smaller ones for the TV programme. Initially, I cut one of the panels in the wrong size so will offer it at half price. I cut it at 64 inches (163cms) high. CH1 is not shown on the photo so look at it online. Contact me privately if you want to buy it at the reduced price of £90 (ninety GB Pounds) or leave a comment and I'll email you with more details. There is only one at this price.
I positioned the lower portions of the panel stencils onto the wall so that I could work out how many I could fit on. The centre panel was placed at the halfway point on the wall so that equal distance remained at both ends.
I was going to keep to a fairly subdued palette of colours and started with beige and white....but then got carried away.
Colours were layered through the stencil. Rachel and Chips came to the studio to see what I was up to and described my Chinoiserie stenciled wall as 'abundant'
and it is!
If I had stuck with the original white and beige colour scheme I would have stencilled the pattern with paint rollers and the wall could have been completed in an hour. However, I used ten colours and medium sized stencil brushes....it took an entire day but I don't care I enjoyed it and looking at it makes me happy.