I decided the best way to feature the samples from the 3 classes I recently took at the Sali Convention in Charleston, SC, would be to post about one each day. Today I will show you the samples made in the class taught by Melanie Royals ” Faux Marquetry Decoration With Modellos”.
This was a 4 hour class that was fast paced, fun, and resulted in some great sample boards to show my clients. Melanie is the consummate pro when it comes to teaching. She is well prepared, easy to understand and packs a lot into her classes. I took this particular class for two reasons. One, I want to do some of these designs in my own home and Two, I know this will be a very easy sell to my clients once they see the boards. Ok, I guess there is a number Three. I really try to include the art of stenciling as much as possible in all of my work.
The first three designs shown here are all done on wood sample boards to simulate a wood floor. The designs are Melanie’s Modellos with a stain application.
No matter how I photograph this one pictured above, the colors are just not showing up true. The leaves are really a pretty shade of green, the background a light wood, and the darkest color is a rich, chocolate brown. I love this pattern and think it may be one I use in the center of my living room floor.
This cube design pictured above is very fun to do, but you do need to pay attention to what you are doing here while applying the stains! This would look great in a hallway or on a piece of furniture.
This border design (sample laying on my own wood floor), is another pattern that would work well on floors or furniture. Another use would be to put it on the risers of stairs.
This last photo above, shows a stained design done on a cork tile. This tiles can be done before or after they are installed.
Both the wood and cork methods are sealed for durability. Click here if you would like to see more examples of Faux Marquetry!