Yes sir, we can stencil. And we can handpaint motifs on our French Country Walls and Ceilings etc . Above are two fine examples and some more here https://husifrankrike.com/2016/06/08/dag-5-sondagen-aterigen-en-vilodag/ Thank you JP!
I have done my research to get a sense of style and feel and in this low key treatment in the salon –below- I have experimented for the first time with a textured plaster motif .
We have no grand plasterwork or stucco in our village house so this is an opportunity to start adding the decorative flourishes. Even Trev likes it!
How ?- Right, first of all you need a fairly substantial stencil. This one is on a thickish acetate and I have had it for over 20 years; it originally came free with Period Living magazine in UK and is a simple and classic authentic 18th century motif.
What you DON’T necessarily need is a stencil especially made for use with plaster work . None of mine are. I started by mixing a terracotta pigment with a wettish traditional wall filler mix; just the regular stuff you fill cracks with as it’s basically plaster anyway. I applied with a medium sized stiff brush and a degree of care. I let that dry and cure for four weeks……….
Then I mixed up a similar slurry of filler with just a hint of the terracotta pigment diluting the base shade pigment quantity maybe ten times?
My French Plumber says so!
You will note that the salon is in chaos again