September 14th, 2011
Poetic Stenciling Ideas
Well, the writing is on the wall….and the mirror…and the chest….and the floor! Our unique new French poetry typography stencil is showing up everywhere these days and it’s thrilling to see it used in so many creative ways. First, the wall…
Michele has a beautiful blog called Hello Lovely Inc. where she mixes lovely imagery with poetic writing. She was smitten with the Springtime in Paris stencil as she is a writer herself and has studied French. A perfect fit! She not only stenciled her bathroom wall…
…but cleverly transformed a mirror she was thinking of throwing out by stenciling directly over the front with acrylic paint.
Stenciling on mirror is always fun because the mirror will reflect your artwork (as well as your feet!), providing an interesting dimensional effect.
Note that you will need to take care cleaning a mirror like this because the paint will not bond super good to the glass. The upside to that is that you can always remove it later if you wish. Michele also has an Etsy shop where she sells lovely vintage jewerly and clever collage art interspersed with her OWN poetry.
The ever talented Miss Mustard Seed, aka Marian, also did a fabulous post this week featuring the Springtime in Paris stencil on a rehabbed vintage chest. Marian’s specialty (well, one of them) is transforming furniture that she sells in her shop in Virginia.
She used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (of course!) to quickly change the base color from drab green to soft Cream and then stenciled the typography across the from with (appropriately) Paris Gray. I have no doubt this piece will be finding a special home soon!
And now, to the floor! My dear friend Barb Skivington has a fabulous decorative painting and design studio in High Point, NC called Faux Works. Barb is also an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint distributor and certified national teacher for the line. You are probably seeing ASCP ALL over the blog world used on furniture but the paint can also be applied directly over concrete-to beautiful effect!
Barb mixed it up a bit by adding in other elements such as our Paris Postage Stamp and PostMark, along with quotes we have available as Modello Designs masking patterns here.
We actually did a similar treatment on one of the Marrakech Painting trips, and I absolutely love the layering of words and images for a floor application, don’t you?? Decorative typography can be so inspiring…
I hope this inspires YOU.
September 14th, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Always a huge fan of using typography for decorating. Barb, love, love, love this floor! Michelle and Marian, love this work too!
September 14th, 2011 at 2:08 pm
Inspired! Very, very beautiful.
September 14th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
That sort of writing for décor is lovely. Especially on the mirror. I’m really liking it!
September 14th, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Melanie, I am so in love with this collection. Love the ways these artists use your creation.
September 19th, 2011 at 6:34 pm
I purchased this stencil and am so inspired by all of these projects that I don’t know where to start! Barb’s work is always amazing and love the piece by “Miss Mustard Seed”!
September 19th, 2011 at 6:41 pm
Hi Leanne! I’d love to see a picture of what YOU do too! Have fun with it!