So what I basically did for the Peacock and Butterfly room was to stencil the silhouette shapes of the peacocks, vines and leaves. I created all the large silhouette stencils for this room myself because all I needed was the basic shape, no details.
Here are the 3 peacock silhouette shapes I used:
After I had the silhouettes on all of the walls, I knew just who to call to add the details!
Chris Smith to the rescue! Chris spent 3 painstakingly days embellishing all the peacocks and leaves! Using a variety of small scale stencils and freehand techniques, the flat silhouettes came to life.
Don’t you just love the blue tape all over her top?
Here are some of her creations:
Lastly, I added the gems. I went all out for the peacocks, but because I had already put about 1,000 (literally!) gems on the butterflies, I decided not to gem the individual leaves. I just added sets of 3 gems to each stem. I ordered 1 gross (1,440) of each of the three colored gems I would use for both of these rooms, so that’s 4,320 gems! In the end, I probably had 500 left.
I loved the way this room turned out and truly appreciated Chris’s patience with all the detailing!