Look around you… Get inspired… or how to use your home sources to design a stencil !

   One can think designing a stencil is a difficult task, that to achieve that you must be a designer and have a lot of technical skills and that can be true. But I want to show you here that you can find inspiration around you to extract designs that will make a beautiful stencilContinue reading “Look around you… Get inspired… or how to use your home sources to design a stencil !”

Tracing and recreating an historic stencil

Ault wharrie is a 1903 property by the architect George Walton built in Dunblane (Scotland)  While being refurbished some design schemes were found on the walls in some of the rooms. some in very good state just needing some touching up and some almost destroyed in great need to be recreated. The photographs here comeContinue reading “Tracing and recreating an historic stencil”

Painted furniture and craquelure 

Or the art of making something old look really old … I specialise in shabby chic painted furniture, either distressed with rubbed out bits or with antique craquelure effect pieces. I always have on stock a few pieces but I will either source for you a piece following your description or I will paint/antique aContinue reading “Painted furniture and craquelure “

Glasgow style stencils available online on Etsy 

I offer a range of Glasgow styles stencils to allow you to decorate walls, fabric, etc… they are made of oiled manilla card as an authentic material from the 19th century and are available on http://www.etsy.com search for thelansdownehouse and thelansdownehouseofstencils,  Check often new designs are added regularly