Stenciling We Love: Day 5
Meg Hosler, of Elegant Faux Finishes by Meg, created the dimensional finish shown here using a Transitions Modello™ design.
Although this pattern would typically be used horizontally, Meg chose a vertical placement, locating it underneath the chair rail on a wall that had been troweled with Lusterstone in an Antique Parchment color. After allowing the Lusterstone to dry several days, she troweled on an alternating color (Charred Gold, in this case) through the Transitions Modello™.
Meg says that “Drying of the base material is really key to a great result, as the base paint, plaster, or metallic finish has to dry enough to maintain proper adhesion, when the Modello™ is removed. If the Modello™ bond is stronger than the basecoat bond because the application is rushed, the Modello™ removal will pull the base coat off and ruin the entire effort. Patience, and following manufacturer instructions is of paramount importance.”
Visit the Modello website for a more complex look with alternating colors trowelled into the pattern itself.