My stencil of the week is DE31 It is an arts and crafts style border that hangs beautifully from ceilings, chair rails and the fronts of wardrobes. I have used in two of my rooms at home.
I used it on one of three stencilled kimonos that were made for a guest room.
I employed a mixture of matt and metallic acrylic paint to stencil the fabric. They are both washable.
A smaller version of the same border was stencilled onto panels of clear acrylic and then I gilded behind the design with Dutch metal transfer leaf.
The gilded panels are decorative and help to scatter the light around a very dark kitchen. I have other used a similar colour pallet for both interpretations of this design but would like to see it stencilled in other colours such as white or silver over deep blue. Softer colour combinations look pretty with this design. The following illustration was made for the owner of a room that I am decorating this week, there is a huge window dominating the wall space. Had the window not been a decorative one I would have suggested that a roller blind be stencilled to continue the design when the blind was in use.
However, we are choosing to go for a Chinoiserie stencil to compliment the rest of the stencil work in the room and will leave the window unadorned.
Anyway I digress, back to our stencil of the week. The DE31 arts and crafts border no 30 is a popular design and I am surprised that I have not received photographs from our customers showing what they achieved with the design. Anyone??? We do enjoy seeing pictures of your stencil work.