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REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1989
Refinish a worn wooden floor with an artful paint job. With as steady hand, masking tape, stencils and patience, Traditional Home magazine says ambitious homeowners can create checks, stripes or hearts. Mask off squares or strips, or use ready-made stencils for hearts and other simple shapes. With a bit more skill and practice, design and cut original stencils. Intricate patterns, however, are best left to the pros. Here are the four basic steps to a well-dressed floor: -- Prepare the floor: Remove any old wax with wax remover and sand the floor.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Banksy has proved bankable in Beverly Hills. The mysterious British street artist's "Flower Girl" mural, which he stenciled onto the wall of a Los Angeles gas station in 2008, was sold for $209,000 Thursday evening at Julien's Auctions, where it was the highlight of a sale of nearly 100 works by 33 street artists. The gavel price was $170,000 for the 9-by-8-foot, nearly 4-ton rectangular slab of white brick with black spray paint. The mural, which came with a customary additional "buyer's premium" to yield the final total, shows a little girl holding a flower basket under the eye of a surveillance camera planted atop a tall, leafy stalk.  PHOTOS: Art by Banksy With about 150 people gathered in the auction room, bids rolled in by phone and online.
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BUSINESS
June 18, 1995
Re: Kathy M. Kristof's "The Art of Buying Art" (May 29). Incomplete contrast was made between hand-printed, limited edition original prints and photo-lithographic reproductions. Original prints: All the process of making stencils or plates, depending upon the medium used, is handwork done by the artist or the master printer under the artist's supervision. During the printing each sheet of paper is placed and aligned in the press by hand. (Serigraphs, the most popular original prints, may have well over 100 colors.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
In the Greystone show house's children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than acetate templates and latex paint. “The thinking behind it was: What if I wanted to have beautiful wooden paneling in my room and couldn't afford it?” Brand said. “I'd paint it on the wall.” Brand used standard latex paint for the base color as well as the navy blue and yellow lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Close encounters of the terrestrial kind are sending part of an antipollution campaign down the drain in Los Angeles. Officials are prying up 1,150 customized signs glued to curbs around the city that urge people not to dump trash into storm drains that empty into the ocean. The reason: Buses pulling close to the curb for passengers are crushing the tile-like signs, knocking ceramic chunks into the very drains they're designed to protect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Close encounters of the terrestrial kind are sending part of an antipollution campaign down the drain in Los Angeles. Officials are prying up 1,150 customized signs glued to curbs around the city that urge people not to dump trash into storm drains that empty into the ocean. The reason: Buses pulling close to the curb for passengers are crushing the tile-like signs, knocking ceramic chunks into the very drains they're designed to protect.
MAGAZINE
January 1, 1989 | JUDITH SIMS
SUDDENLY POPULAR after nearly a century of neglect, stencil painting now decorates nursery walls and furniture, living and dining room walls and floors. Stenciling became prominent in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was used to imitate wallpaper. In the American colonies, stenciled designs were used on floors, on furniture and on canvas or oilcloth floor coverings.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2005 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
New York artist Lawrence Weiner did not invent Conceptual art, but for nearly four decades he has been among the genre's most refined, even elegant exponents. An exhibition of new work at Regen Projects, his first solo in L.A. in six years, shows him at top form. The centerpiece is an environmental installation composed solely from words rendered by a sign painter on the surrounding walls of the large main gallery -- Weiner's trademark motif.
HOME & GARDEN
March 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
Traditionally, stenciling has been used to decorate walls, ceilings, floors and furniture. You can buy stencils of letters, numbers and designs from art supply stores, but it's not difficult to create your own. Materials and Tools All you need to create decorations with stencils is stiff paper, plastic or cardboard from which to cut the stencil, a sharp knife, a stencil brush and paint or some other kind of coloring agent.
NEWS
September 7, 2013 | By Kyle Schuneman
September is one of the most popular months to move, but busy renters may not feel as if they have the energy or time for DIY projects in a new home. I've pulled together five products that are easy ways to put a personal stamp on a new space. Whether you are moving now or simply refreshing the same ol' place, these quick fixes may give you the look you're after without leaving a permanent mark on your rental. 1. Cutting Edge Stencils: This company's “Geometric/Allover” stencils are a great way to update an old or cheap bookcase.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet  them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free.   Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
BUSINESS
October 13, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Old World architectural details take center stage at this Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in the Little Holmby area of Westwood. Elaborate ironwork, carved and stenciled beams and colorful tile, as well as a Prohibition-era bar hidden behind panels, are among original features. Location: 10571 Wyton Drive, Los Angeles 90024 Asking price: $2.895 million Year built: 1932 House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,243 square feet Lot size: 10,649 square feet Features: Rotunda entry, French doors, wood-paneled library, breakfast room, vaulted ceilings, balcony, sleeping porch, outdoor dining loggia About the area: In the first half of the year, 42 single-family homes sold in the 90024 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.82 million, according to DataQuick.
NEWS
September 7, 2013 | By Kyle Schuneman
September is one of the most popular months to move, but busy renters may not feel as if they have the energy or time for DIY projects in a new home. I've pulled together five products that are easy ways to put a personal stamp on a new space. Whether you are moving now or simply refreshing the same ol' place, these quick fixes may give you the look you're after without leaving a permanent mark on your rental. 1. Cutting Edge Stencils: This company's “Geometric/Allover” stencils are a great way to update an old or cheap bookcase.
NEWS
February 28, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
When designers Karen and Guy Vidal went to revive a concrete area along the back of an East Hollywood apartment building that they owned, the couple turned to an inexpensive DIY trick: stenciling a “carpet” directly onto the patio. “We wanted to do something fun,” Karen Vidal said. “We worked with the idea that a carpet creates intimacy. We weren't sure how it was going to play out, so we didn't want to spend a lot of money.” The goal was an inviting communal outdoor room for a 1920s Spanish building that otherwise had little alfresco space for tenants.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Jessica Ritz
Los Angeles paper artist Anna Bondoc, whose how-to behind seasonal place cards was posted Friday on L.A. at Home, has offered a bonus DIY project for readers: a snowflake cake stencil that you can download as a pdf and print at home. Bondoc, who worked as a chef in New York City , is an avid home baker. What she produces in her home kitchen reflects the sensibility visible in her art: She avoids overly elaborate embellishments, and when it comes to baked goods, "I don't make icing," she says.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
An estate in Beverly Hills that was once home to comedian Joe E. Brown is on the market at $6.89 million. Set apart from the street by walls and a gate, the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival faces in on a courtyard with a fountain. Among original details are peg-and-groove oak floors, stenciled beam ceilings, colorful glazed tiles and wrought ironwork. The master suite features a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 7,157 square feet of living space.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Jessica Ritz
Los Angeles paper artist Anna Bondoc, whose how-to behind seasonal place cards was posted Friday on L.A. at Home, has offered a bonus DIY project for readers: a snowflake cake stencil that you can download as a pdf and print at home. Bondoc, who worked as a chef in New York City , is an avid home baker. What she produces in her home kitchen reflects the sensibility visible in her art: She avoids overly elaborate embellishments, and when it comes to baked goods, "I don't make icing," she says.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
In the Greystone show house's children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than acetate templates and latex paint. “The thinking behind it was: What if I wanted to have beautiful wooden paneling in my room and couldn't afford it?” Brand said. “I'd paint it on the wall.” Brand used standard latex paint for the base color as well as the navy blue and yellow lines.
HOME & GARDEN
September 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Actress Meg Ryan has put her Bel-Air home back up for sale at $14.2 million. She had listed the compound in October 2008 at $19.5 million but withdrew it from the market at the end of February. The Spanish-style house, built in 1931, has been restored and features stenciled beam ceilings, arched doorways and ironwork. French doors open to city and ocean views, a loggia, a dining pavilion and the swimming pool. The four fireplaces include one in the guesthouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2009 | Cristy Lytal
Jenny Shircore has an uncanny ability to make people's faces read like books. On the set of director Iain Softley's new fantasy adventure "Inkheart," Shircore created hundreds of intricately lettered facial tattoos to signify that certain characters in the film had been brought to life from the pages of works of literature. Born in India during the days of the British Raj to an Armenian father and a French mother, Shircore moved to England at the age of 10.
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