Wild stags and white stags or harts are renowned in myth and legend. The Celts believed the appearance of the white stag meant the Otherworld was to hand. The White Hart’s appearance in Arthurian legend inspired quests and adventure. Considered to be impossible to catch it came to symbolise the unattainable and deep pursuit of knowledge. In modern storytelling the hunt for the wild stag precipitated the exit from Narnia in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And Harry Potter had a glowing white stag as his ‘petronus’ – a protective spirit. Fictional or reality this is an elegant animal and a great design motif!
Above top – close up of Large Wild Stag 1 as part of a stunning woodland mural, shown here stencilled in soft watercolour-style on a subtle colour washed wall. Details below.
Above and below – watercolour style stencilling in the warm tones of Latte, Chocolat, Sienna, Mocha, Coffee Bean, Yellow Ochre, Jet Black, Ice White and Vanilla Stencil Paints. Colourwash background created with Acrylic Matt Varnish and Scumble Glaze tinted with Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and Cobalt Blue Universal Tinters. Over-varnished with Acrylic Matt Varnish tinted with White Universal Tinter.
Above – the three stags together as the Large Wild Stags Stencils 1, 2 & 3, grouped together in this colour wash style mural.
Above – Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 emulating the white stag of legend with the new Snow Stencil on a Jet Black background in Ice White Stencil Paint, over-stencilled with Pearl Metallic Stencil Paint and Rainbow Glitter Paint.
Above – Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 used here to create an in-vogue hunting lodge style cushion cover with Motif Fabric Paints Taupe, Pure White, True Black, Strawberry and Olive (for warm brown).
Above – the Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 with the Falling Leaves Theme Pack creates simple woodland style.
Above – the elegant Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 shown in Sienna, Chocolat, Coffee Bean, Latte, Mocha and Jet Black Stencil Paints with Ice White eye details on a warm caramel coloured background.
The Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 is a two layer stencil with layer three face details on two sheets of 125 micron mylar, with registration dots for easy alignment of layers.
The large wild stag measures up to 35.4cm/14″ wide x 73cm/28.75″ tall at furthest points.
Stag antlers are 31.5cm /12.25″ wide.
Sheet sizes 40cm/15.75″ x 78cm/30.75″ tall and 40cm/15.75″ x 74cm/29″ tall.
Left – shows the layout of the stencil sheet of this beautiful design.