Fabric can be costly today, particularly when you are requiring a great deal of it. Not just that, it may be hard to find the ideal fabric with the correct color combinations. Stencils could solve that problem.
Stenciled looks have traditionally been found in and around the Nordic nations. With forests vastly available, walls and furniture were often painted and decorated.
In fact, some of the most beautiful painted furniture comes from the Nordic countries. We all love bows, wreaths and florals, and those elements have always been popular in Sweden. Rosemåling was another style that started in the valleys of Norway. Rosemåling first showed up around 1750 when the Baroque and Rococo styles were brought into the countryside of Norway.
With having a second baby in July, I wanted to work with gray toned colors in our new baby’s room, but had some trouble locating fabric to go with it. When Emily Rosas offered me some stencils from her shop Stencil Revolution.com it was an open door for me to experiment with stenciled drapery. I want to thank Emily for sending such high quality stencils for me to try. I ended up going with the dragonfly stencil in the 5×6 size.