Weekends are great for time in the studio to discover new color combinations. I used a Wallovers stencil, Stephanie’s Damask (named after my daughter Stephanie). Wallovers is the stencil company I started with my friend and coworker Rena Paris. We painted so many patterns together we decided to turn it into a business. The stencils are so easy to use that you don’t need to be a professional to get great results!!

Today I decided to experiment with some Martha Stewart glitter. Although glitter makes a total mess in the studio it  also makes a wall spectacularly cool. This stencil, however is done in 2 passes and I ran out of glitter after the first pass. Time to jump in the car and race to Michael’s, (which is a good 25 minute drive from the studio). Running out of glitter in the middle of a project is like running our of olive oil in the middle of cooking! Not good.

Well, here’s how it came out. Worth the trip!