Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Quatrefoil Border Stencil

 Remember wallpaper borders? Back in the day? My brother had a pretty sweet sports-themed border in his room, and my other brother had a nice teddy bear border in his nursery. Awesome. 

I did an updated border, of sorts, recently, in a nursery. This one was a lot more stylish than the borders of yore. The designer I was working with, Jennifer Powers of Simply Staged, told me exactly what she wanted, and I created her vision! 

Here are some photos as I was getting started:


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Making the stencil. My hands are disgusting. Non stop painting is not kind to them.

I make my patterns by folding paper into 4's, then drawing the pattern on and cutting it out, then tracing it onto mylar. It takes a little while!


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and, the finished product (I also did the darker gray lines on the tops and bottoms of the border)




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10 comments:

  1. Wow, what a difference it made in that room. Great job! Alison

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    1. thanks! yes, it definitely spiced it up a lot!

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  2. Ok so that's nothing like the borders we had growing up! Very chic and simple. Love that it's contained by the double stripes.

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    1. hahaa, true! yeah, i thought the stripes were a good idea. thanks!

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  3. Now that's a border I could live with. Who knew a border could be cool again?

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