I have never met a polka dot I didn't like. They remind me of so many happy things: bubbles, balloons, pizza. Julia added them to a cheery dresser re-do and used a surprising and clever everyday item as her stencil. See what it was and the finished dresser makeover after the jump.
Don't tell my local mid-century modern group (Atomic Indy) but I'm kind of loving the whole Moroccan pattern trend. My first encounter was when I accidentally came across the My Marrakesh blog, by the lovely Maryam. Next, I found out about Melanie Royals, a San Diego stencil artist who organized a couple of painting trips to Maryam's pad in Marrakesh. Then, I discovered that Melanie's company, Royal Design Studio, now sells a huge variety of fabulous Moroccan stencils. I ordered this one and this one for my own painting adventure. Not sure yet what to paint, but here is more inspiration from Melanie Royal's trips to Marrakesh.
Since my first whiff of coffee art, I've been hooked. I don't aspire to be as talented as my local barista, but THIS I could manage. Jessica over at How About Orange tells us how we can make stencils to decorate our coffee.
Stencil-Library, has a forthcoming Vintage Range stencil collection. They’re previewing some of the designs on their on-line exclusives. The quality of detail is quite remarkable, and their price tags reflect that.
Chanteuse, 8.5" h x 8" w, $53
Spacemen, 22" h x 16" w, $116
Jane Goes Bowling, 11" h x 7.5" w, $35
Dick Goes Bowling, 10.5" h x 7" w, $116
No hard boiled detective worth his salt is without a frosted glass door declaring his name and profession.
Here's a recipe for making your own door frosting. Trilby, Trench Coat and Maltese Falcon are optional.
- object for frosting (cabinet with glass doors, mirror, hurricane globe, glass clip frames, door with glass inlay, etc.)
- glass cleaner
- razor blade
- painter's tape
- stencil brushes
If when you hear the word ‘stencil’, you think of graphic wall designs, you may want to take a look at the artwork of Anna Wulick. Selling on her Etsy shop as forty-two roads, Anna creates stencils rendered from photographs. She then uses the stencils to create portraits in oil or in mixed media collages. Recently, I posed a few questions to Anna so we might all get to know her and her work a little better.
When did your interest in using stencils...