This gorgeous wallpaper from De Gournay was shown at Decorex 2013, I sat on the green pouffe and ate my sandwiches under its handpainted branch of willow. Those wth less space or cash to enjoy such a feature in their home may like to stencil their own leafy arbour. The JA73 Willow from The Stencil Library comprises several fronds that work together. Here are a few examples showing how it can look:
Combining the willow stencil with swallows and carp made a simple mural.
Minimal and simple stencil decor featured in Inside Out Magazine, Australia
and in Crown Paint Magazine, UK.
Copper and Teal combo, also by courtesy of Crown Paint UK.
and finally a privacy screen stencilled with black in a bedroom in my home.
Fancy branching into a new decorative project?
Here is how it works...
Apply a light mist of spray repositioning adhesive to the back of the JA73 willow stencil stencil or tape it into position. The stencil has many clumps of foliage that fit together to make varying lengths of willow.
I used a stencil brush and water based paint. Work off excess paint onto paper towel so that the paint is barely moist before applying it through the stencil.
I liked this sparse arrangement and could have left the wall as it was..... but I added other colours and layers.
Finally I added a layer of green foliage on top of the other colours. Some of the green leaves are embellished with a handpainted white stripe. This willow design can look beautiful when stencilled onto fabric.