Above top – the Large Stars Cluster Stencil in Ice White Stencil Paint on a graduated blue to purple background.
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Above – the Large Star Cluster Stencil on a pale blue to dark blue graduated background and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint (see notes below for graduated painting techniques.)
Above and below – the Large Star Cluster Stencil repeated in different random arrangements on a mid to dark blue graduated backgrounds and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
Very effective with starry stencils 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.
This single sheet stencil is made of 125 micron mylar.
The largest star is up to 23cm (9″) deep x 19cm (7 1/2″) across.
The medium star is up to 15.5cm (6″) deep x 13cm (5″) across.
The smallest star is up to 5cm (2″) x 5cm (2″).
Sheet Size 75cm (29 1/2″) deep x 56cm (22″) wide.
Left – layout of the stencil sheet of the Large Star Cluster Stencil.