Table of contents:
- With stencil for shabby chic
- Creative template motifs
- This is how the scallops are used
- Processing the lime clay plaster into chabby chic
- Creative technology with added value
Video: Shabby-chic: Design Lime Clay Plaster With A Creative Template
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
With a structured lime clay plaster, you can design wall dresses in the sought-after shabby chic. The patterns are created using five large-format templates. The result shows a skilful combination of plaster surfaces with playful patterns and a clear patina.
Stencils are omnipresent in the painting trade. Just think of painted house numbers or markings, for example in car parks or parking lots. This work is usually carried out using a template. In addition to the "useful" stencils, every craftsman who has already dealt with classic painting techniques is primarily familiar with pattern stencils. Whether flower tendrils, meander ribbons or the currently popular lettering - with the help of stencils, individual murals, endless patterns or decorative borders can be quickly and relatively easily brought to the wall (or to the ceiling or floor).
With stencil for shabby chic
Despite all the advantages of stencils, the interior design had become quiet around the once so popular coloring pages in recent years. Instead of beautiful patterns, the focus was on materiality. Just think of the countless creative techniques that can be used to imitate concrete, stone or even rust and copper patina. The industrial style has found its way into the living world. With this style you like to confess to imperfect beauty. The equally popular shabby chic also relies on the charm of the imperfect. However, in contrast to the industrial style, the latter is characterized by a playful, feminine touch. And, honestly, who largely decides how the apartment will be furnished? Right, woman!
Creative template motifs
The five stencil motifs are borrowed from very different styles: With the "India" stencil you can revive the magnificent glow of the Maharajas, with "Africa" and "Oriental" you get exciting exotic flair in the four walls, "Arabic" conjures up dreamy arabesques and with “Italia” the incomparable charm of Venetian palaces is modeled. The latter is reminiscent of Grandma's doilies, for example, as Lorenz Vogt, Head of Marketing at Jaeger, says with a wink.
This is how the scallops are used
The stencils in the format of 50 x 70 cm are made of sturdy plastic and can be reused with water after cleaning. The "Italia" stencil with its cassette pattern or lace doily design is even 50 x 100 cm in size. They are embedded in the ready-to-use lime clay plaster "Calce Argilla". Thanks to the material combination of fine marble powder with natural sands, a high proportion of clay and integrated cellulose fibers, the plaster also enables high layer thicknesses. An aspect that has an extremely positive effect when working with the templates. This is how the patterns emerge extremely plastically. The high stability of the plaster also allows extremely sharp pattern edges that are not blurred when the stencil is removed.
Processing the lime clay plaster into chabby chic
The processing is easy, as long as you know how to handle trowel and trowel. The first layer of lime-clay plaster is applied smoothly. After a drying time of about 12 hours, a second layer is applied. This does not have to be uniform, imperfections or bumps already provide the later characteristic patina of the technology. Immediately after opening, the stencil is embedded in the fresh plaster. This is completely filled, as desired, or, to underline the not perfect character, only partially pressed into the plaster. In this way, the pattern later appears in fragments. After removing the template, the plaster can be reworked at any time. This means that part of the pattern can be drawn back smoothly to imitate a repaired wall area. Incidentally, this method also makes creative technology so easy to implement, Michael Jägersküpper, Head of Application Technology, tells us. If the pattern was accidentally blurred when the stencil was lifted off or the plaster surface was accidentally damaged before drying, the plaster is simply warped at this point and "builds in a desired repair point". Incidentally, this also works well with a continuous pattern, such as the cassette pattern, if the template has not been applied exactly.one simply warps the plaster at this point and "installs a desired repair point". Incidentally, this also works well with a continuous pattern, such as the cassette pattern, if the template has not been applied exactly.one simply warps the plaster at this point and "installs a desired repair point". Incidentally, this also works well with a continuous pattern, such as the cassette pattern, if the template has not been applied exactly.
You can find out more about the processing and application areas of lime clay plaster in this article
Creative technology with added value
Since the lime clay plaster can be colored with the manufacturer's mineral color concentrates in pastel shades, the new creative technology leaves nothing to be desired in terms of color. The appearance of the plastered surfaces with stencil pattern, which has apparently aged for decades, can be enhanced by finishing with colored wax soap. For this purpose, the soap, which can be mixed with up to three percent color concentrate, is applied to the dry plaster surface with a brush. When rubbed with a cotton cloth, the soap only remains in the recesses, emphasizing the three-dimensional effect on the one hand and giving the plaster its patina on the other.
Even if the special look of the cleaning technology is in the foreground, it also improves the living environment. As is well known, clay plasters ensure a particularly healthy indoor climate, as they can buffer moisture from the indoor air. Thanks to its alkalinity, which is due to the lime content, the plaster also has a natural mold protection. According to the manufacturer, formaldehyde is even filtered and broken down from the room air.
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