Yesterday, I began Phase 1 of the Apartment Complex/Clubhouse Job. This is the job where I am using 3 wonderful stencils from The Stencil Library, the Alium, Fennel, and Rattan designs. I have the Alium and Fennel in different sizes, and the Rattan in 1 large size.
There are 3 Apartment Buildings and 1 Clubhouse being renovated. Only 1 Apartment Building is done at this point, so that’s where I am. Each of the Apartment Buildings has 6 floors.
When you step out of the elevator on floors 2-6, you are facing this niche. Here, I used my smallest Fennel stencil. I varied the placement of the flowers a bit on each floor. My friend, Marc Bordet, is the designer on this job and when we first talked about this area, the walls were to be painted. Somewhere along the way, the client decided to use a slightly textured wallpaper instead. Last week, I was given a small sample of the paper to do a sample on. Of course, I had no problem there. The problem occurred, naturally, on site. Because the wallpaper has tiny ridges in it, and perhaps just the surface coating of the paper is causing this, but my stencils are not adhering to the wall for long. I’ve sprayed them to death with spray adhesive and am using tape, but boy… I have to work quickly before they fall right off the wall! It was not too bad with this smaller size stencil, but when I got to the lobby and used my larger stencils… YIKES! Here are 2 other floors:
Here’s a close up where you can see the "ribs" of the wallpaper.
Because I was moving so quickly, I was able to complete all 5 niches yesterday. 🙂
Here is the Alium stencil in 2 sizes.
I wanted the top left Alium to look like it was just floating, so I did not include the stem. Now that I look at the picture, I’m not so sure I like this look. I’ll let Marc decide if I should add the stem or not. I will return one more day to do the Rattan design on the entryway ceiling.