Working in Marrakech, Morocco - Oct. 2011

In October 2011, Tom was part of a group of decorative painters from all over the country who traveled to Marrakech, Morocco to work and learn from Melanie Royals of Royal Design Stencils. There we stenciled a 25‘ x 35’ yoga tent floor in 2 days and also stenciled a 12’ high door in a classical gold Chinoiserie style. We were able to learn how to apply Moroccan Tadelakt plaster. It is the traditional coating of the palaces, hammams and bathrooms of the riads in Morocco.

Yoga Tent Floor
Yoga Tent Floor

Before

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Yoga Tent Floor
Yoga Tent Floor

Laying out the design

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Yoga Tent Floor
Yoga Tent Floor

Stenciling the yoga tent floor with oil paint.

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Yoga Tent Floor
Yoga Tent Floor

Stenciling the yoga tent floor with oil paint.

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Finished Yoga Tent Floor
Finished Yoga Tent Floor

Stenciling the yoga tent floor with oil paint.

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12 ft door
12 ft door

Applying the Modello on the the 12 ft door.

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12 ft door
12 ft door

Applying the Modello on the the 12 ft door.

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12 ft door
12 ft door

Completed Chinoiserie style door.

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12 ft door
12 ft door

Completed Chinoiserie style door.

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Our group of artist
Our group of artist
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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Applying Tadelakt plaster to tile.

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster
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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Applying Tadelakt plaster to tile.

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Compressing Tadelakt plaster with a river rock... this is so much work!

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Compressing Tadelakt plaster with a river rock... this is so much work for a wall finish.

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Homemade stencil cut from vinyl tape.

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Carving the design out of the wet plaster.

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Learning Tadelakt plaster
Learning Tadelakt plaster

Carving the design out of the wet plaster.

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Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

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Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

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Dyed Wool
Dyed Wool
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Majorelle Garden
Majorelle Garden

Our group

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Peacock Pavillions
Peacock Pavillions

"Golden Gazelle", my suite...

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Peacock Pavillions
Peacock Pavillions

The pool

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Peacock Pavillions
Peacock Pavillions

Olive trees on the property.

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Moroccan lattern
Moroccan lattern
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