Our latest Designer Stencil Collection comes to you all the way from Italy and the hands of artisan Alison Woolley of FlorenceArt.net.
From her Florence-based studio, Alison creates hand painted works of art using traditional Florentine furniture painting techniques. Her inspiration? Years of training in a traditional Italian Bottega under master artisans and the rich art and design history of Italy that surround her in her every day life. Royal Design Studio stencils is proud to introduce some of her rich, historically based designs in a new Italian Stencil Collection.
The Florentine Flourish Damask Wall Stencil was inspired by the delicate, intricate scrolls found of some of the hand painted paper that Florence is famous for. This intricately detailed stencil comes in two layers, allowing you to easily incorporate multiple colors for a custom wallpaper look, and the large scale of the pattern means that you can cover a large area quickly. This pretty pattern is also available in a smaller scale panel version that is perfect for large furniture stencil projects: Florentine Flourish Panel Stencil.
Renaissance oil paintings typically feature figures clothed in layers of rich, patterned textiles. The details in these paintings can be an endless source of design inspiration. Alison was inspired to create the Trinita Damask Wall Stencil from a beautiful renaissance fabric worn by Saint Catherine of Alexandria, as painted in an oil painting in a museum in Siena, Italy. This unique design features a woven tapestry effect that can be enhanced by using distressed painting techniques.
Bring the romance of Italy home with the San Bartolo Damask Wall Stencil and San Bartolo Damask Furniture Stencil. This allover damask pattern features delicate scrolls that add a soft touch to wall and furniture stenciling projects. It coordinates perfectly with the matching San Bartolo Medallion stencil so you can add the finishing touch to a ceiling or round tabletop!
Italian design is in the stars! The Stella Allover Star Stencil features a unique stylized star motif that is repeated to create an easy to stencil allover pattern. We show it stenciled in a multi-color wall finish but it would be amazing also as a simple ceiling treatment, on furniture, and even dancing across a stenciled floor. Imagine a rich blue background with gold stenciled stars using our creamy Metallic Antique Gold Royal Stencil Creme paint!
Sometimes the best design is a mix of classic and modern. The Granaio Shield Panel Stencil is a traditional Italian design motif that can go either way. This two layer stencil allows you to create a hand painted look on a furniture panel if you choose to do detailed shading, or simply stencil each layer in a similar, but slightly different shade for a graphic two-tone effect. You can even repeat the panel easily to create an allover wall treatment that has an open trellis effect.
If you love classic damask patterns as much as we do, the Villa Damask Wall Stencil could be the perfect fit for your next stencil project. This ornate cartouche design can be used as a single stenciled element to create a dramatic focal point, or easily repeated to create a custom wallpaper effect on an accent wall. Coordinate it with the Villa Damask Furniture Stencil on a raised panel on a cabinet or pretty furniture piece to complete the look!
The Marzocco Shields Wall Art Stencil Set was partially inspired by the famous Marzocco lion sculpture by Renaissance artist Donatello that sits outside the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Alison Woolley also included the symbol of Florence, the fleur de lis, to complete the set. These two layer stencils allow you to bring in additional details that add a modern interpretation and hand painted look. The individual stencil motifs in the set can be laid out in a random pattern on the wall, or stenciled in a more formal grid pattern as shown here. These regal designs are also available in a smaller scale for stenciled furniture projects: Marzocco Shields Furniture Set.
Alison is also an instructor and leader, along with our own Melanie Royals and Gary Lord in our Italy Painting Adventure Trips.
Our next adventure will take place in May 2016 and we are currently offering a $200 discount, but ONLY if you register BEFORE Sept. 1, 2015! Find all the Italy trip details here and join us to experience all the inspiration Italy has to offer up close and in person.