Aspen Tree Stencil . For some time now I have been wanting to update the wall and short of trying to scrape, chisel and sand the wall smooth, I decided to do more trees right over the existing ones.
I really didn't have a plan for what color(s) I would finish this wall with. I decided to leave it to fate and pick the color by what I had the most of. It turns out it was Modern Masters Warm Silver metallic paint which had been sent from a great paint/art store in Wisconsin (The Paint Store) for another job.
Another feature of the "new" wall is going to be the addition of the bas relief tree(s) that I learned in a class at the Faux Retreat by the wonderful Bonnie Norling Wakeman. I have been trying to find the right public place for creating some bas relief and this all kind of ties in with my "vision" for the wall. I am also super excited because Bonnie and I plan to visit while she is in town visiting relatives next month and I may even get the bas relief master's help getting started with my first official bas relief creation. Update: That didn't happen! But we did have lunch!
Here is hoping that the vision in my brain translates to wall!
|Bye bye grey|
Ok, so back to it a week later.
I started adding trunks and branches to the wall right over the existing trees. Some of them I am making more gold looking using a metallic plaster and others have much more of a contrast to the wall.
Finally done with the wall of trees, for now anyway. Here are some more pictures of the progress.
After building up the trunks and limbs, I made knots and detailing of birch trees. Then I brushed a glaze over the trunks made from the same color as background.
Branches and leaves are being added.