The Large Orchid Flowers Stencil features two sprays of large clustered blooms of the Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid. Henny’s Orchid ‘portraits’ inspired by her profusely flowering indoor orchids make fantastically beautiful stencils and will add a touch of elegance to any room – a modern take on a historically favourite flower. Use on linens, furniture and feature walls stencilled in natural orchid colours or as silhouette designs on contrasting background colours.
The versatile Large Orchid Flowers Stencil comprises two sheets of large petal orchids arranged in two sprays of flowers, additional stem details and inner flower markings. Use the motifs individually or clustered together.
Above – the two flower motifs of the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil with additional stem details. Shown in Stencil Paint colours Alba Rose, Cerise, Plum Blossom (flowers), Woodland (stems) and Vanilla (inner flower markings) on a pale pink to blue graduated background. See graduated painting techniques below.
Above and below – flower one of the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil has been used to stencil this elegant cushion cover.
Above – cushion stencilled in Motif Fabric Paints, Pure White, Strawberry Red, Magenta Pink and Light Lime.
Above – the motifs of the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil stencilled in Vanilla Stencil Paint on a rich red background – a stylish silhouette effect.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
To create a graduated painted background use 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 blending 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 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.
One layer stencil on two sheets, with additional stem details and layer two inner flower markings.
Flower One measures up to 35cm (13.75″) wide x 41cm (16″) tall.
Sheet size 43cm (17″) wide x 53cm (20.75″) tall.
Flower Two measures up to 29cm (11.5″) wide x 35.5cm (12″) tall.
Sheet size 38cm (15″) wide x 46cm (18″) tall.
Orchid flowers range from largest up to 17cm (6.5″) wide and smallest 10cm (4″) across.
Left – shows the two stencil sheets of the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil with additional stem details and inner flower markings. Comes with full instructions.