These easy to use dotty spirals are great for either bold or subtle finishes. Use strongly contasting schemes and continuous pattern density for intense effects or subtle close-toned colour combinations or white on soft tones for subtle finishes. Space the spirals randomly apart, interlocked together or overlapped to create all-over effects. To overlap the spirals simply use masking tape to mask off the dots on one of the overlapping spiral sections – this will immediatley make it appear as if it is behind the first spiral. Combine the three sizes to create more interest.
Above – use the spirals repeated regularly in rows to create borders or strong geometric patterns and shapes. Here the largest spiral of the theme pack stencilled in a regular horizontal pattern to create a double border effect (this example does not use the three extension dots on the sheet). Stencil in Ice White on a chalky green background.
Above – the three dotty spirals of this theme pack stencilled on a floor layout in a regular tiered formation using the extending dots of each spiral. Stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint on a sea blue background. Also see the Oversize Dotty Spiral for covering larger areas with this type of pattern arrangement.
The Classic Dotty Spirals can also be combined with the larger Oversize Dotty Spiral.
Above – the three Dotty Spirals of this theme pack arranged in an overlapping random pattern stencilled in Ice White on a chalky grey-blue background. To overlap spirals, stencil the whole of the first spiral and overlap the second stencil onto the first using masking tape to mask off the dots that overlap the first stencil.
Above top – The three dotty spirals of this theme pack stencilled in a regular tiered formation using the extra dots of each spiral. Above – the two smaller spirals of this set stencilled as a regular horizontal border using the extending dots of each spiral. Both stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint on a terracotta background for a contrasting finish. This shows how strong cultual influences can be achieved using different pattern formations with this stencil set.
Above – this effect is great on floors and walls. The largest spiral of this spiral set is rotated and repeated in an interlocking ‘swirly’ sequence using the three extending dots to join the spirals together. Stencilled first in Spearmint and Chinoiserie Stencil Paints and then random dots over-stencilled in Very Berry, English Rose, Indian Purple, Agapanthus, Paradise Blue, Verbena, Evening Primrose and Harvest Gold. This is then repeated in the same formation in each spiral. Any bright random colours will do for the second set of colours. You can also use the Oversize Dotty Spiral Stencil to achieve this effect – especially good for larger areas.
This theme pack comprises 3 dotty spiral stencils on three sheets of 125 micron mylar. The dot size is 24mm (1″) for all three spirals. Each spiral also has a separate row of two or three dots on the same sheet for extending the end of the spiral to create joining and looping designs.
The diameter of each spiral is:
1. Dotty spiral with 5 rings, diameter approximately 50cm (19 3/4″), on a sheet 60cm square
2. Dotty spiral with 4 rings, diameter approximately 35cm (13 3/4″), on a sheet 48cm square
3. Dotty spiral with 3 rings, diameter approximately 25cm (9 3/4″), on a sheet 35cm square.
Left the three sheets of this stencil pack, showing the three different sized spiral and additional dots for extending the outer end of the spiral.