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This is an example of very delicate and truly artistic treatment of stencil-work, and one can easily see how it can be used either in simple or elaborate fashion with great effect.
Irregularly placed floating forms of Persian or Arabic design are often admirably stencilled in color upon a painted wall; but in this case colors should be varied and not too strong. A group of forms floating away from a window-frame or cornice can be done in two shades of wall color, one of which is positively darker and one lighter than ground. If to these two shades some delicately contrasting color is occasionally added effect is not only pleasing, but belongs to a thoroughly good style.
One seldom tires of a good stencilled wall; probably because it is intrinsic, and not applied in sense of paper or textiles. It carries an air of permanency which discourages change or experiment, but it may take a bit of practice to do well.
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