Cynthia Davis and Rena Paris have over 30 years of decorative painting experience combined. After specializing in creating and painting patterned finishes with stencils they cut themselves, they decided to take their design to the trade and launched the Wallovers stencil line in 2007. Decorative painters and homeowners around the world now use Wallovers stencils, a unique line of repeatable, wallpaper-like stencils for walls and furniture. Initially founded with 13 design patterns, there are now more than 55 stencils available – and the individual artists who apply the finishes can create an infinite number of innovative designs. In the end, all their creative customers are part of the process and feel his or her own personality exuding from the completed work.
Rena and Cynthia continue to do field work to this day and stay on trend creating wallpaper-like patterns for walls and furniture. They also create new tools to make the job easier for decorative painters. For instance, Wallovers is the originator of The Topper, a precut stencil piece that makes finishing the top of the wall fast and simple. In 2013, they created the Allover Brush and the Wallbuster Brush. These brushes were specifically designed to work with allover stencils, enabling the artist to cover large areas easily. We were very excited to chat with Cynthia Davis and showcase some of the beautiful spaces she and Rena have created with the help of Modern Masters products – we hope you enjoy their innovative finishes, tips and projects!
Beautiful stenciled wall finish with the Wallovers Paisley Stencil and the Metallic Paint Collection, specifically, the color Gold Rush. Doesn’t it look spectacular against the African chair? Perfect studio design.
HOW HAS MODERN MASTERS ENHANCED YOUR BUSINESS?
I started using Modern Masters many years ago when I was experimenting with metallic paint. The array of colors offered by Modern Masters enable me to achieve so many finishes in warm and cool tones. I use the paints as opaque base coats, as sheer topcoats and as glazes. They are included in just about every finish I do.
Striking bath finish with Black Pearl Metallic Paint used as the base. Cynthia and Rena then used Benjamin Moore’s Dijon (193) with their Flower Power Stencil to create the effect.
Various Modern Masters products went into this incredible stenciled wall finish, including our Silver Metallic Paint. The beautiful pattern is the Roundabout Stencil.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE OR REWARDING PROJECT?
The most rewarding projects are the ones I have done for charity. I wish there was more time for these. Bringing color or pattern into the home of someone who needs to be uplifted has always made me really appreciate my skills and ability to give art as a gift.
Here is a close-up and full shot of a refined living room with the Stephanie’s Damask Stencil and a finish incorporating the Wall Glazing Cream and Metallic Paint Collection.
Amazing faux pennies wall treatment with the Pennies Stencil and Metallic Paint colors Copper, Copper Penny, Antique Bronze and Tequila Gold. Wow!
WHAT IS YOUR TOP FINISHING TIP?
Use Venetian Plaster in unexpected ways to create textures and then skim coat them with Metallic Paints.
Cynthia and Rena stenciled with Pale Gold Metallic Paint over a blue stippled faux finish. The pattern is the amazing Tapestry Stencil.
This warm dining room wall treatment incorporates the exquisite Elisabeth’s Lace Stencil with Gold Rush Metallic Paint and the Metal Effects Rust Patina.
You can also stencil fabric with metallics and for a gorgeous result! Cynthia and Rena added a dose of global chic to this exotic resting spot using the Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint and the Batik Stencil.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MODERN MASTERS FINISHES?
I love using a warm and a cool tones of Metallic Paints together like Champagne and Platinum mottled together as glazes. Then, stenciling over that in a more opaque application of one of those two colors. It is gorgeous!
Silver and Champagne Metallic Paints add a lustruous shimmer to these walls with the Stained Glass Stencil.
Things are looking up with this staircase wall! The Indian Print Damask Stencil was used with Shimmering Sky Metallic Paint for this lovely allover wall project. Doesn’t it look just like wallpaper?
We hope you’ve enjoyed the amazing projects and stencil designs of Cynthia Davis and Rena Paris of Wallovers! Be sure to follow Wallovers on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with their artistic adventures. They also teach phenomenal workshops with everything you need to create alluring custom finishes for any surface. Do you have a favorite project of theirs? Let us know in the comments. Have an inspired day!