When Kelly-Moore asked me to create six videos with paint and color ideas, I had to include a stencil project. Here's my mood board for the bedroom design I had in mind.
Here's the room BEFORE. I told the stylist to create a room that was cheerful and simple with art and plenty of texture so the space would feel good even before I added the paint color and stencils. She did a beautiful job, don't ya think?
I design and cut most of my stencils from poster board (I avoid as much plastic as I can in my work!) I cut out several of these flower stencils while the crew got set up for our 6-day shoot. Little did they know what I had in mind for them... besides shooting.
Owen Bissell (Cinematographer, Director, Producer extraordinaire), and I planned our shoot. See my mood board on the counter?
Hard to see but first I painted a wide band across the room with Kelly-Moore Paints KM5410-1 Coral Kiss, a cheerful creamy off-white I love for bedrooms. The band isn't measured exactly, it's just high enough to show above the bed and pillows, low enough to create a wide open space for the stencil pattern.
Next, I paint the first stencil in KM5456-3 Native Berry. It's more orange than red because I wanted a color that was soft and low contrast to the other creamy colors.
The video explains how to layout a basic staggered stencil pattern... and get your friends to help! Here's where all those extra stencils came in handy.
I coaxed a Kelly-Moore employee, production crew assistant and stylist assistant to help. It would've taken a very long time with everyone staring at me otherwise, so everyone was happy to help. We kept it in the video!
Then I rolled on KM5413-3 Up Stream Salmon paint above and below to finish the wall. Notice the rough border edge? I like designs like these to be lose and fun.
And, there you go; the exact same room with beautiful warm colors to show off the artwork and bring out the textures of the surrounding fabrics and furnishings.