Roscheider Hof is a cultural museum in Konz, Germany near the borders with Luxembourg and France it features every day life for the Northern Rhineland and neighbouring locales. In previous posts during the summer I have published photographs of the stenciled walls in the homes and businesses that I visited there. Here are a few more pictures taken on my visit.
The wavy lines of dots is similar to our MD63 Meander stencil but Meander looks more sophisticated and contemporary, if you wanted a stencilled line of dots that look more rough and rustic try stencil number F26 Informal Dots, each dot is wonky to give the stencilled border a look of hand painting.
There was a lot of 'allover pattern' in the houses this gave an effect of wallpaper but without the expense
This effect is replicated with ease by using a water based wall paint and a sponge, roller or large stencil brush to apply it. There are projects in our 'How To Stencil' section of this blog which show how to use all of these applicators. Did you notice that the pattern does not reach the top of the wall? Personally, I like this effect.
Behind the utensil holder was a floral sprig pattern.
I could not be sure whether one of the patterned rollers had been used or whether someone had gone beserk with their stencil.
Either way I do not like the messy effect, but some people do and evidently so did the occupants of this house. I prefer much cleaner lines and I shall end the post with one of the least decorated rooms which employs a simple border
The blue and white colour combination of the stencilled flowers on the rough plaster wall combined with the check pattern on the bed linen is a classic example of the rustic country style.