Now it was finally time to begin the stenciling! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I bought twofrom Royal Design Studios, but had them reduced by 30%.
Chris tackled all of the high walls that were on the stairs. 🙂 Here she is working on one of the corner stripes, which are a pain to do! We did a lot of hand painting to help with the transition from wall to wall in the corners.
This shows you what one repeat of the design looks likes. We used a darker metallic gold acrylic for the leaves and a burnt orange metallic for the flowers.
We went around and did some hand detailing where necessary.
Here we have not yet done the flower placements that will be at the floor and ceiling lines. You can see how it does related well to that back hall I did a few weeks ago. The diamond wall you see to the right, was done with layers of a gold metallic plaster, which I will will get to later.
Another view of the foyer.
When all the stenciling was done, we added these little Swarovski crystals to each flower! When you see the big reveal tomorrow of this foyer, you will barely notice the gems because they just do not photograph well. They are quite sparklie and elegant in person though!