Above – decorative panel showing the motifs of the Humming Birds Stencil with the Oleander Stencil. Colours as above.
Above – close up detail of one of the humming bird motifs stencilled onto the painted board. Colours as described top picture.
Above – here the Humming Bird motifs have been stencilled with the additional flowers from this stencil with the Oleander Blossom Stencil. Stencil Paints used include Very Berry, Cerise, Azalea, Indian Purple, Harvest Gold, Verbena and Mocha Stencil Paints.
See the other bird stencils in this range:
Above – the different motifs of the Humming Birds Stencil are stencilled onto a bright turquoise blue T-shirt in Motif Fabric Paints Pure White, Sunny Yellow, Strawberry Red, Magenta Pink, Bright Purple, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Green and Bright Green.
Stencilling onto fabric is easy. As usual apply repositionable spray adhesive to the reverse of the stencil, lay the stencil onto your fabric with a protective sheet of paper between the layers of cloth and stencil with our Fabric Paints and Stencil Sponges. Iron on the reverse side so the paint becomes fast and you are ready to wear! (Fabric Paints come with full instructions).
Above – the 7 different motifs of the Humming Bird Stencil in Ice White Stencil Paint on a lavender coloured background.
Above – Humming Birds shown in Persian Blue, Paradise Blue, Chinoiserie, Emerald Forest and Sea Green Stencil Paints (Kingfisher), Eucalyptus, Hedgerow, Ash Green, Mocha, Jet Black Stencil Paints (twigs and reeds). Below – shows the whole stencil in the same colours.
Above – create this beautiful effect with the birds of the Humming Bird Stencil in and amongst the blossom boughs of the Japanese Blossom Stencil. Stencilled in Indian Purple, Agapanthus, French Lavender, Plum Blossom, Cerise, (birds) English Rose, Latte and Chocolat Stencil Paints (Japanese Blossom).
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.
Delicate one layer stencil on two sheets of 125 micron mylar.
Sheet 1 (left below) the humming bird motif measures up to 18cm (7″) tall x 12cm (4 3/4″) wide.
Flower motifs up to 12cm (4 3/4″) tall x 10cm (4″) wide.
Sheet 2 (right below) tall humming bird motif measures up to 23cm (9″) tall x 13cm (5″) wide.
Smaller humming bird up to 16cm (6 1/4″) tall x 13cm (5″) wide.
Flower motif up to 7cm (2 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 28cm (11″) wide x 21cm (8 1/4″”) deep (A4 size).
Left – shows the layout of Humming Bird Stencil sheets.