December 29th, 2006

Cherry Blossom Border

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!

2 Responses to “Cherry Blossom Border”

  1. Lucinda R. Henry Says:

    Oh… I love the strie finish on the Shimmerstone. I’m so excited about your new line with Modern Masters. Congratulations! You continue to inspire. Happy New Year!

  2. Melanie Says:

    Thanks, I was really pleased with it. I think it works best in a limited area though (stripe or panel) as it would be difficult to be consistent and maintain a wet edge over a large area.

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