Stenciled Elegance

January 17th, 2011

Once upon a time, I had a retail stencil shop in Chesterfield, Missouri which gave me the opportunity to meet so many talented people.  Partners -n- Paint was a partnership of great girls, who truly are decorative painting pro’s.  They had two favorite Heart of the Home stencils that they purchased over, and over, and over, again. They would tell me they used them so much, they just wore them out.  Here’s an example of the stencils shown decorating the walls of  a St. Louis area interior design showroom. 

Rococo Panel A #1650 and Rococo Panel B #1651 were stacked to create a kind of damask stripe on the wall.  The walls were faux finished and then stenciled with glaze rather than paint for a softer look.  They then removed the stencil and highlighted the edges on one side using a mixture of paint and glaze applied with an artist brush. Now get out the hot glue gun and bling it up!  They finished by embellishing the design with jewels purchased at a local craft store.

We are so lucky to live in a world of convenience.  In the old days, if you were out & about and saw inspiration, you had to either carve the image into your memory bank or run home, get your camera and go back.  Today we just hold up our phone and click.  Image captured.  With a picture, I share!   Hopefully, I “Inspire!”

A special thank you to Melodie Shocklee and Dawn Hoeber of Partners -n- Paint for making Heart of the Home Stencils look so elegant and beautiful.