Chinoiserie is the extravagant, whimsical, dreamlike 17th Century Western interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions. This Chinoiserie Bird stencil design has been inspired in particular by the exquisite hand painted wallpapers at the palace of Drottningholm in Sweden. Use for an elegant, glamorous or avant-garde look. Add touches of gold leaf for an authentically palatial finish.
The Meadow Flowers stencil features delicate blooms of cow parsley, daisies, fritillaries and clover with wild grasses, reminiscent of the blossoms which brighten Port Meadow in Annie’s home of Oxford each summer.
This is a thoroughly versatile design in the grand tradition of botanical and floral stencils. It can be adapted to suit traditional, modern or retro Interiors depending on whether you use neutrals, brights, or strong pastel colours to render the design. Follow from walls to furniture to create a witty wildflower border.
These Mexican Birds are inspired by Annie’s love of traditional Otomi embroidery and design from Mexico. Otomi folk artwork centres on themes of native flora and fauna, hence the birds and tropical flowers used here. Traditionally, the Otomi people use bright clashing multicolours to bring joy and colour to their homes, which we think works wonderfully with this design. Alternatively, use tonal shades for a more subtle statement.
Countryside Bird is a simple, classical, pastoral tribute to the glorious English hedgerow. It follows in a tradition of bucolic countryside motifs such as toile, William Morris fabrics, and Francois Boucher’s tapestries. Use for a classical, farmhouse or romantic effect. Different elements of the design can be repeated around a room for a cohesive look.
The Paisley Floral Garland stencil can be used as a flower string design along horizontal surfaces or repeated to create a high impact chintz look. The paisley shape synonymous with traditional Indian designs is inspired by the tropical mango – but named after the town of Paisley in Scotland (where many Kashmiri shawls were made). Paint in hot, spicy Chalk Paint® colours or indigo Oxford Navy to channel the Paisley Floral Garlands Annie was inspired by in Rajasthan.
Paying homage to traditional Indian bone inlay furniture spotted on Annie’s adventures in Rajasthan, the Faux Bone Inlay stencil is made of three separate pieces, including the main inlay pattern and a selection of borders and corners, coming together to create an A3 size design. Also included are smaller embellishments to personalise your pattern.
Paint your stencil design with Chalk Paint® in Old White, allow to dry, and follow with Pearlescent Glaze for an authentically Indian mother of pearl look (at a fraction of the cost of Bone Inlay furniture).
Faux Bone Inlay is a three part stencil set.