Above top – the Large Starry Repeat Stencil shown repeated with random stars blocked out to create a realistic starscape feel. Stencilled here in Ice White and a little Evening Primrose Stencil Paint, with Pearl Metallic Stencil Paint on a pale blue to pale grey graduated background (see bottom right for painted graduated techniques).
Above – the Large Starry Repeat Stencil shown repeated with a few random stars blocked out to create a realistic starscape feel. Stencilled above left – in Ice White Stencil Paint on a lavender-blue background. Stencilled above right – in Persian Blue Stencil Paint on a pale blue to white graduated background (see technique bottom right).
See the other stars in the Star Range:
Large Regular Star Repeat Stencil – a regular star repeat
Oversize Star Stencil – oversize five pointed stars
Small Five Pointed Stars Stencil – medium to small stars
Large Stars Theme Pack Stencil – 8, 6 and 5 pointed stars
Small Star Cluster Stencil – small cluster of eight pointed stars
Large Star Cluster Stencil – large cluster of eight pointed stars.
Above – a single repeat of the Large Starry Repeat Stencil in Ice White Stencil Paint on a graduated blue-black background. (See notes below for graduated techniques.)
Above – the Large Starry Repeat Stencil shown repeated with a few random stars blocked out to create a realistic starscape feel. Stencilled here in Ice White Stencil Paint, on a pale blue-pale grey graduated background.
Above – four repeats of the Large Starry Repeat in a multi-coloured palette. A mixture of any bright and pastel tones will work well for this, with a preponderance of one colour throughout to give the feeling of continuity. Our example above on a pale blue background shows each repeat stencilled first in Evening Primrose Stencil Paint and with different stars over-stencilled in Paradise Blue, Summer Skies, Cerise, Very Berry, Agapanthus, French Lavender, Indian Purple, Seville Orange, Oasis, Verbena and English Rose Stencil Paints. For continuity repeat the same colours for each successive stencil repeat.
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 Large Starry Repeat Stencil has easy to use repeat registration dots for aligning successive repeats.
Overall measurement of the repeat starry motif is 86cm (33 3/4″) deep x 57cm (22 1/2″) across at widest points.
The largest star is 6.7cm (2 1/2″) across.
The second largest star is 5cm (2″) across.
The smallest star is 1.5cm (1/2″) across.
Sheet Size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 60cm (23 1/2″) wide.
Left – the layout of the stencil sheet of the Large Starry Repeat Stencil, showing the repeat registration dots in the corners.