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.
Click this image, above, to see the video. Enjoy!