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stencil helen
Northumberland, UK
If it stays still...stencil it.
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I'll be participating in the SALON of decorative painters in Bergen, Norway next week so I will not be able to post stencils or supplies The website will be accepting orders, Chips will be cutting them for you but they... Continue reading
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I've made a little collage of paintings available at the moment. All of them are limited edition originals. The paintings are made using stencils and hand painting. They are all on a plywood and Mdf frame painted onto canvas. The paint is applied through multi layer stencils so each painting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Chippendale & Morris
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The name of the stencil comes from the Nagara River in Japan where for a short season each year fisherfolk sail the river at night catching Sweet Fish with their trained cormorants. Continue reading
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I love getting home made birthday and Christmas cards, there is a lot of creativity among my friends and family. This card was particularly special and because it is vaguely painting related I thought I would feature it. My birthday card from Chips was based on a portrait that he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2022 at Chippendale & Morris
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It has been a long while since I took you all on a day out with me. A date for your diary this month might be to visit the lawns of the walled garden at Wallington Hall in Northumberland and... Continue reading
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Four new prints of flowers are available from today. None of them are lilies or even gilded but they do have embellishment and although a flower needs no embellishment I think these ones have benefitted from it. Flowers from our garden have been digitally painted then stencilled with patterns from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at Chippendale & Morris
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The bee has fascinated humans for centuries. Their image carries much symbolism, it can stand for community, industry, power, immortality, sweetness and resurrection. Perhaps that is why Emporer Napoleon of France adopted it as one of his symbols and so... Continue reading
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Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen designed the stencils, we made them and the recipients loved them! Described jokingly as Baha-Boho-in-Baha-arnstable Episode 4 of Changing Rooms featured stencilled panels of tropical plants and birds in a bedroom makeover for the popular television show.... Continue reading
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This stencil helps to mimic the squares of metallic leaf that you may find in the background of Asian style murals and wallpapers. One of the experts in this style of decoration is Japanese artist Yaeko Kurimata of the Tokyo... Continue reading
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Folk art stencils for canal art are a perfect way to create an authentic look of barge painting Continue reading
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Tile stencil 'T2 Medieval no3' is one of my favourites. We now offer it in two depths of stencil film; our usual 125 micron and the heavier version 190 micron. A new instruction leaflet shows how to quarter turn the... Continue reading
method of combining our gilding powder with water based metallic paint to make a gorgeous rich gold colour, suitable for stencilling on fabrics as well as many other household surfaces. Continue reading
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Just a little note to apologise for not taking you on my travels at the moment. Like many of you I haven't been anywhere since the lock-downs started. I apologise for not bringing you inspiration and information from the stencil... Continue reading
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If you have no garden you might consider painting a wall of flowers instead One of our customers showed that with imagination, paint and a stencil of wisteria you can acheive a wall of blooms that need neither sunlight or water. Continue reading
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I expect that those of you who have a garden are spending more time than usual in it at the moment. For the next few weeks I do not forsee me going anywhere other than the four metre commute accross... Continue reading
Alicia, I used to follow your blog when I first started mine. I think we were both featured in the same magazine that month. It was such a joy to see Posiegetscozy on my email feed this morning, I visited immediately and enjoyed reading you as much as I always did. A delicious start to my day. Wishing you safety and kindness from across the pond.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2020 on Ride at Posie Gets Cozy
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In my previous post I promised to try and make helpful 'How To' videos in this time of lock down. My first one is on this link. The information is based on 30 years experience of stenciling fabric....but zero years... Continue reading
Tricia, that is so kind of you. Thank you. I hope that we can inspire you. Thanks for the visit to our Instagram page too. My best wishes to you, Helen.
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To our customers, students and followers. As I write this Chips and I (The Stencil Library team) remain healthy. Our business is located across the yard from our home so we are able to cut and send your stencil orders... Continue reading
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Kris from Florida wrote me an email and asked 'In your tile selection MD23, do any of the sizes have the cutouts in about a 1” x 2” size?' Well, no I replied but we can make you one....and we... Continue reading
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All of the rooms in Stocksfield Hall are decorated with stencils. The house has been featured on television and in many books and magazines. The tour visits 13 rooms, Continue reading
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Based on the 17th-century work by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferato, Chips imagines The Madonna as Marilyn Monroe; one of his own icons. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Chippendale & Morris
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This is what it is and.... this is what it can do. FR6 Versailles Repeat designed and made in England by The Stencil Library....which is not that far from France. Ooh, la la! Helen. Continue reading
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This is how I repair a torn stencil. I get a craft scalpel, a roll of clear adhesive tape and a cutting mat. Cut a small piece of the tape and apply to the broken area of the stencil, just... Continue reading
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This is what our stencil MD73-X Pulsar looks like before the paint is applied through the pattern... and this is just one of the things it can do. We split the extra-large stencil into two pieces so that it will... Continue reading