Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Finish


The exquisite depth of Fortuny silk fabrics was our inspiration for this wallpaper look that features a custom stencil pattern filled with tinted, shimmery wax over a soft textural plaster background.

How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

Modello® Stencil

  • EasAll117
    Faux Effects International® Products: Order via our Affiliate Link Here
    • Venetian Gem Basecoat
    • Aquawax
    • Aquacreme/Mastercreme
    • Faux Crème Color Blue and Earth Brown

    Tools:  Order via Royal Design Studio Here

    • Japanese Trowel
    • Japan Blade
    • Terry towel or cheesecloth
    • Soft Rubber Trowel

    Basecoat: Neutral White Setcoat

    Custom Blue Wax Recipe:

    • For each pint (2 cups) Aquawax add 1 teas. Blue and ¾ teas. Earth Brown

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 1: Trowel a thin skim/skip coat of Venetian Gem Basecoat overall. Allow to dry.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 2: Trowel a second thin skim coat of Venetian Gem Basecoat overall. Allow to dry.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 3: Sand the surface if necessary and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Allow to dry.

    Step 4: Place the allover Modello® pattern.  Use a Japan Blade to skip trowel another layer of Venetian Gem Basecoat, leaving the background showing through in an irregular pattern. Coverage of VG Basecoat on this layer should be 75%-80%. Allow to dry.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 5: Use a Japanese Trowel to trowel a layer of the Custom Blue Wax Recipe overall. Use short strokes and change the direction of your hand often to create more movement and irregularity. Allow to dry.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 6: Apply an additional layer of Custom Blue Wax overall, using either the Japan Scraper or Japanese Trowel. Allow to dry.

    Step 7: Remove the Modell®o pattern. Take some Custom Blue Wax and add an equal part untinted wax to create a lighter value. Use a Japanese Trowel to apply overall. Pound with a damp terry towel or cheesecloth, if necessary, to soften out any harsh trowel marks.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

    Step 8: Mix and Earth Brown glaze by adding 1 teas. Earth Brown Color to each cup of Aquacreme/Mastercreme. Use a soft rubber trowel to trowel this over the whole finish, allowing it to pool around the edges of the design.

    How to Stencil a Fortuny Silk Damask Wall Design - Decorative Painting Tutorial

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