STEN­CIL DEC­O­RA­TION

Arts and Crafts Homes - - UTIL­ITY SPA­CES -

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.

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