There's no need to start with a blank canvas. Metallic dots stenciled onto a botanical wallpaper result in a striking union of abstract and figurative aesthetics. The bold frieze guarantees the setting will be anything but staid -- perfect, one might say, for tea with the Bloomsbury group.
The delicate lace design on this screen only looks complicated. In a reversal of stenciling norms, the central motif is unpainted; light-gold paper is accentuated by a dappled coat of copper-pink paint.
Multipanel folding screen (hinges removed), covered with gold wallpaper
24 ounces acrylic paint in metallic copper and 2 to 3 ounces in magenta