Yesterday I told you how I really wanted my client to use Melanie’s new stencil design, . To seal the deal I really had to pull together a good presentation. Initially I wanted to use the large version of this design, which measures 20.5" x 26.75" for one repeat, as shown in the pic to the left. My problem was, how do I convey the large scale of this design to my client without actually buying the stencil first? If I was skilled with PhotoShop or even owned a version of that program, I’m sure it would be a cinch. But alas, I don’t own it and have not used it in many, many years. I know, I know… I should be up on this, but I’m just not motivated enough to spend the time it would take to learn how to use that program with any success. So here is what I did. I made an overhead of this very same design you see here, projected it onto a large piece of paper, and traced it. That way, I could bring it to my client and show her just how big one repeat would be on her walls.
I also did a rough sketch, to scale, to fool around with the layout. Oh, I see one of my "tulips" fell off from the first row on the far left. I wanted to do alternating stripes on the wall, dark and light metallic gold. The stripes would be wide, 36" for the light and 30" for the dark. The "tulips" are the circles you see. I was thinking 3 in one row, 2 in the next. The scale shows one wall, floor to ceiling 7’5".
I also did a sample board showing the stripes to bring along with this. Well, I brought it to my client, but she did not like the very large size of the stripes or design. She did however, really like the concept in general, so it was a GO! All I had to do was reduce the size of the stencil and bring the stripes down to 18" and 15". I called Royal Design Studios and ordered two of the large stencils, reduced in size by 30%.
to be continued…