The elegant Red Capped Asian Cranes are held in high regard throughout China, Japan and across the Himalayas, where they are perceived to bring luck and good fortune and treated as sacred birds. Each year they undertake the arduous task of flying over the highest mountains in the world aloft their spectacular wings, circling on thermal currents high above the mountains. Their large graceful body shapes and postures make extremely elegant design motifs for walls, murals, panels, wardrobes, fabrics and more.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
A graduated painted background can be achieved by using two similar tones of emulsion paint (latex) and a tinted varnish glaze over the top. This technique will not work with radically different colours – keep the tones similar so mixing is easier. Mix a third of each colour together to create a mid-tone colour and paint the wall in horizontal bands dark to light, brushing the colours lightly over each other at the joining bands to create as softer join as possible. Keep strokes long, smooth and horizontal. Mix a varnish glaze using 2/3rd Acrylic Matt Varnish, 1/3rd Acrylic Scumble Glaze. Add a little water if the glaze is much thicker than the consistency of double cream. Tint the glaze with several drops of Universal Tinter to create a transparent glaze a couple of shades deeper than the middle tone of your painted wall. Brush the glaze over the wall and soften in long smooth strokes using a soft brush.
Above and below – all the crane motifs in the Japanese Cranes Stencil Theme Pack. To purchase separately see the Large Flying Cranes, the Large Standing Cranes, Large Crane Stencil and Flying Cranes Bird Stencil. Shown here in colours as above with the Cherry Blossom and Moon Stencil and the Snow Stencil applied over the whole scene in Ice White Stencil Paints.
Above – the bird motifs of the Japanese Cranes Stencil Theme Pack shown with the Cherry Blossom & Moon Stencil on a rich jade green background.
Above the three large standing birds of the Japanese Cranes Stencil Theme Pack shown with the Cherry Blossom Stencil and hand painted water swirls. Shown in Orchid, DamaskRose, Arctic Grey, Shoreline, Jet Black and Mocha Stencil Paints. Bird stencils flipped over to create their reflections in the water.
Above – the Japanese Blossom Stencil has been used here to add soft clumps of blossom around some of the birds in Japanese Cranes Stencil Theme Pack on a soft apricot and pink background.
Easy to use one layer stencils. 125 micron mylar.
Large Flying Crane
Left – shows the layout of the stencil sheet of this beautiful design. The graceful Large Flying Cranes Stencil depicts a large Red Capped Asian Crane and captures the beauty and elegance of these stunning birds in flight. Large single sheet stencil with one large flying crane and three cranes flying in the distance.
The large flying crane measures up to 68cm (26 3/4″”) wide from beak to toe and 54cm (21 1/4″) between wing tips.
The small crane to the lower right measures up to 12cm (4 3/4″”) wide.
The small cranes in the group of three at the top of the sheet measure between 8cm (3″) and 12cm 4 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 74cm (29″) wide x 60cm (23 1/2″”) deep.
Large Standing Cranes
The large upright crane (on right of sheet) measures up to 75.5cm (29 1/4″”) tall and 35.6cm (14″) wide.
The cross-legged crane (left of sheet) measures up to 59cm (23 1/4″”) tall (to top of bent neck) and 32.5cm (12 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 67cm (26 1/4″) wide x 90cm (35 1/2″”) deep.
Large Crane Stencil
The large crane measures up to 56.5cm (22″”) tall and is 34cm (13 1/2″) wide (across tail feather to beak).
Sheet size 63cm (24 3/4″) tall x 41cm (16″”) wide.
Flying Cranes Bird Stencil
The three upward flying cranes measure up to 20.7cm (8″) wide and 18cm (7″) deep, as a group, with individual birds up to 12.5cm (5″) from beak to toe.
The group of three cranes flying horizontally measures up to 21.5cm (8 1/2″) wide and 15.4cm (6″) deep, as a group, with individual birds up to 12.5cm (5″) from beak to toe.
The group of five cranes, flying high up, measures up to 23cm (9″”) wide and 18cm (7″) deep, as a group, with individual birds up to 13cm (5 1/4″) from beak to toe.
On three sheets – sheet size 28cm (11″) wide x 21cm (8 1/4″”) deep (A4 size).
Shipping for this stencil set
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