We featured the paint, plaster and stencil skills of the professional decorative painter Albert Sultan back in 2007 and he checked in with us recently and emailed some pictures of a stencilled stairwell that he was commissioned to decorate. He ordered our CH31 Chintz no1 stencil and asked us to make it twice its usual size and weight.
The oversized version of the chintz pattern works well in such a tall space and allows Albert to use sections of the stencil in feature areas without losing the impact of the detail in the design. The heavier weight film is beneficial if using plaster through the stencil. Both the scale and the adaptability of a design such as this gives a great advantage over wallpaper.
Albert has used the design in its entirety on the wall with the piano; I notice that as one travels up the stairs the foliage decreases as if you have reached the mountain top and there are just the birds for company. The effect is of a peaceful walk in an exotic, albeit vertiginous garden. The bird stencils are not from The Stencil Library although we do have similar ones. Just type 'birds' into the search on our site to find them.
I thought it timely to show his pictures this week because the stencil that he chose from us was one that I featured on our Facebook Page and on DesignInspiration earlier this month
It is worth showing again and is one of the selection that USA based stencil company StencilEase chose to licence from us. They cut and desptach from Connecticut and can also do the same custom sizing service that The Stencil Library offers. You can find the StencilEase selection of designs from The Stencil Library on this link. I note that Stephanie at Stencilease chose a similar restrained colour pallet to show the stencil and like Albert chose to use a paint roller to apply the pattern.
Albert's base is New York City, USA and you can learn more about him and his work from his web site.