Hoorah! Lets begin. First, we taped off the border, primed, basecoated, and then glazed it. Then we set about measuring and taping off our diamonds on the inside. This took longer then expected. We were taping off a 1 inch band, and had to tape both sides. That then needed to be primed, basecoated, and glazed. It was then that the client changed the size of the border...it was already painted so we had to improvise and cut off part of our inside dimension, but add on to the outside of the border. No problemo.
Next we laid out our scroll stencil border and began the tedious process that allows for no mistakes, and makes it easy at the same time. Its a masking stencil, and you have to order it the size you need, so not a whole lot of room for error. Once it was laid out, we began layering the colors, then highlighting, then shading.
It took a long time, but I think it was well worth the back pain, and the client was very happy. That's all that really matters.