July 20th, 2007

Crusty Stencil Looks

So the “Old World” look is out in some circles, but I still can’t help partake in the joys of what you can create with a trowel and some type of plaster product. It’s especially fun to work with the “touch” of the trowel (and your arm that is attached to it) to layer materials that create the look of passing time.

Stencils_Distressed Acanthus Finish

This finish uses our Acanthus Damask stencil design and is troweled through with a mix of paint and joint compound in various colors and layers. The fun thing is that you have to apply it “not perfectly” so there is lots of wriggle room. You don’t want to get too sloppy but…

Stencils_Tooled Leather Finish

This is my new favorite wall finish. I just have a thing for embossed leather looks. This is the Folk Flower Allover stencil that is embossed and then buried with paint, Venetian Plaster, stain and wax. Both of these finishes will be incorporated into an Extraordinary Stenciled Effects class here a the studio starting in December-the first one in a few years!

3 Responses to “Crusty Stencil Looks”

  1. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Melanie, I hope you had a great time at SALI. I was bummed that I was unable to attend… I was on a hotel project with a tight time frame. Your creativity has always inspired me, and these are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully you will have a little down time next week.

  2. Melanie Says:

    Hey Rhonda-it would have been great to see you! Just back today and am exhausted. Looking forward to tonight and zzzzzzz in my own bed.

  3. carlota Says:

    im interested in
    could you send me information?
    and the deliver time to El Paso TX

    thank you!