December 29th, 2006
There are four different stencil collections (5 designs each) coming in the Modern Masters line: Ornamental, Global, Botanical and Far East. This was one of my favorite designs/finishes that I plan to work into my home office “Kimono” walls.
I love combining patterns in a finish and thought these two came together really well. The center band is Shimmerstone that has been stria’d and backfilled, with the Cherry Blossom border design dropped in randomly. I found the Shimmerstone to be a really nice surface to stencil on, particularly with the Metallic Paint Collection colors, which were used straight out of the bottle.
I love the way that you can almost effortlessly create shading and subtle color variations with a dry-brush stencil technique!