Above – the Large Crane Stencil shown in the foliage and light of the Bamboo and Moon Stencil, on a brown and terracotta graduated painted background. Stencilled in Vanilla, Shoreline, Arctic Grey, Jet Black and Very Berry Stencil Paints (Crane and Moon) and Grassland and Willow Stencil Paints (Bamboo). See below right for graduated painting techniques.
Above – the Large Crane Stencil is stencilled in distinctive colours, shown in the shadows of the Oleander Blossom Stencil, on an apricot and pink graduated painted background. Stencilled in Vanilla, Arctic Grey, Jet Black and Sienna Stencil Paints (Crane and Oleander branches) and Verbena, Olive Grove and Very Berry Stencil Paints (leaves and flowers of the Oleander).
Above – all of the Crane Stencils in the range are stencilled together in this watery mural on a muted turquoise background.
See the other bird stencils in this range:
Above – the Large Crane Stencil on a graduated soft apricot and ochre painted background. Shown here stencilled with the motifs of the Japanese Blossom Stencil and birds from the Flying Crane Theme Pack Stencil. Stencilled in Vanilla, Butterscotch, Shoreline, Arctic Grey, Raspberry, Jet Black, Latte and Orchid Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting techniques.
Above – the Large Crane Stencil as part of a crane mural, stencilled on a graduated soft apricot and gold painted background. Shown here stencilled with motifs from the Japanese Blossom Stencil, the Large Flying Crane Stencil and birds from the Flying Crane Theme Pack Stencil. Stencilled in Vanilla, Butterscotch, Arctic Grey, Shoreline, Raspberry, Jet Black and Latte Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting techniques.
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.
Easy to use one layer stencil on one sheet of 125 micron mylar.
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.
Left – shows the layout of the stencil sheet of this beautiful design.