A recent post on DesignAmour prompted me to do a bit more research about stencil graffiti art. There were some great links in Melanie Royals’ post that day and if this type of stenciling stirs your creativity, I urge you to follow through to some of those sites to inspire you when it comes to thinking outside of the box about stenciling.
Over at Wikipedia you can find some great information about Stencil Graffiti, examples of artists works, history of stencil graffiti and many fascinating links.
This research that I have been delving into inspired me to go to my studio and see how I could adapt this type of work for use in clients’ homes. I don’t want to have to wear a mask while I work, and I am pretty sure my clients would not be too happy if I showed up to work on their walls armed with aerosol paint cans, but I can definitely see a use for an airbrush. Since I currently do not own an airbrush, and have no airbrush experience, I’m using traditional stencil brushes and sponges. My experimentation in this area has only just begun and I will try non-aerosol spray paints and a host of miscellaneous applications.
I pulled out several of my one overlay stencils, some open weaved fabric, and paper doilies and just started to play. It was a lot of fun! I sold this finish last week, to go on a long accent wall in a teenage girl’s bedroom. You can follow the progress of this room over at my PainterGirl blog. For this sample board, in addition to stenciling through some fabric and paper doilies, I used stencils I had on hand from Royal Design Studio and The Stencil Library.