The Arts & Crafts movement saw stenciling as the simpler, do-it-yourself alternative to fussy Victorian wallpapers. To create the rose border, George Crandall bought two Arts & Crafts-era Helen Foster 18" acetate stencils. He established a color palette for the room and the stencil, referring to the Sherwin-Williams Preservation Palette for guidance. George began by wrapping the dual rose stencil around the stove corner, then he spaced the pattern equally from that point around the room. He used both stencil brushes ZLWK VKRUW VWLƪ EULVWOHV DQG IRU blending, quick-drying oil Richeson Shiva Artist Paintstiks. The paint sticks were wrapped in plastic to keep them from drying out.