I brought three new sample boards I had just made for a room I will be doing in their second home on the Cape. As soon as I saw two of these boards in this Master Bedroom, I could see either of these easily worked with the fabric, the copper foiled border and the accent wall with the Ginkgo leaves. Luckily, my client could see this too and selected the board on the left.
I already used this Hourglass stencil from Cutting Edge Designs in a back hallway downstairs in this same house. I don't usually like to repeat a design or finish in the same house, but I am at a loss as to what to put on these remaining walls, and this pattern does fit the bill. Btw, back about an hundred sample boards ago, I did propose this exact concept, a soft metallic glaze background only I wanted a bamboo trellis allover pattern that would form a diamond pattern. It was rejected. :-(
In this close up of the sample board you can hopefully see the details that will be added: a thin metallic gold shadow line and some gems! Now that I look at this board, I see one of the gems (top left) slipped off and up the board.
Here's the stencil in progress. This design really works up very quickly. It's a large stencil, one overlay. In this photo you see one complete repeat done on the right and one in progress on the left. This gives you a good idea of the size.
I'm going to be adding a 1" border of the same green paint I am using for the stencil, just below the copper border and above where this stencil pattern begins. My finger is on the 1" tape...where the green will be painted when I'm done with the stenciling.
So, at the end of this day, I've made some good progress. I put a quick, one color pale silk glaze on the three walls and was able to get the pattern on about 75% of the walls.
The eye situation has improved little.