Sunday, 28 July 2013

Pochoir Prints--So popular today!

Pochoir prints were stenciled art works popularized in the the 1920s and 1930s.
Paint was applied to the openings of the template, brush marks were often evident.

Even though pochoirs from the 1920s are not NEW, they feel FRESH! The explosion
of colours and mixing of designs is right on TREND. We see them featured on blogs
and on Pinterest all the time.

Pochoir prints can easily be mixed with contempory works of art. Their strength of
image compliments other mediums. A set of 2 or more usually works best to create
a statement wall. A set of six creates the WOW factor.


Frame simply. These images speak for themselves, frames should not dominate.
White mats and  white frames work well as do black or muted silver frames also
with white mats. Do not forget to add ultra-violet control glass to prevent fading.


This is a set of 4 Benedictus pochoir prints (c1920) with a modern large monoprint.
Mixing the old with the new is possible and gives a very dramatic look.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Benedictus Pochoir Prints

 Introducing our NEWEST series of prints!

Vibrant pochoir prints by Edouard Benedictus (1879-1930).
This multitalented French designer and artist produced 'Nouvelles Variations' in 1925 Paris, 20 plates illustrating 75 decorative designs for textiles and wallpapers. The colours are vibrant and dense. Many are highlighted with gold and silver paints.
Benedictus drew inspiration from the raging Art Deco period,
Cubism and general deconstruction of images to basic, block like patterns.
See the entire collection at


How to frame pochoir prints.