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 and top– 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 – Large Wild Stag Stencil 2 & 3 on a jet black background in Ice White Stencil Paint, over-stencilled with Pearl Metallic Stencil Paint and Rainbow Glitter Paint.
Use these designs to evoke country style in warm autumnal hues or icy colours calling up the white harts of myth and legend.
Above – the Large Wild Stags Stencil 2 & 3
There are three stag stencils in this range available as the Large Wild Stag Stencil 1 and Large Wild Stag Stencil 2 & 3 (this page). These can also be purchased as Large Wild Stags Stencil 1, 2 & 3 Theme Pack at a reduced combined price. As well as the Little Woodland Stags Stencil for little projects.
Above – the head and upper body of the Large Wild Stags Stencils 1, 2 & 3 Theme Pack stencilled in Motif Fabric PaintsTaupe, Pure White, True Black, Strawberry and Olive (for warm brown) on canvas cushion covers.
Above – Large Wild Stags Stencil 2 & 3 shown lightly coloured with Latte, Mocha, Chocolat and Coffee Bean Stencil Paints
Close up detail of Wild Stag 2
The Large Wild Stags Stencil 2 & 3 is a three layer stencil on two sheets of 125 micron mylar, with registration dots for easy alignment of layers.
Wild Stag 2 (top left of sheet) measures up to 34.6cm/13.5″ wide x 64.5cm/25.25″ tall at furthest points.
Stag antlers up to 32cm /12.5″ wide.
Wild Stag 3 (bottom right of sheet) measures up to 51cm/20″ wide x 63cm/24.75″ tall at furthest points.
Stag antlers up to 24cm /9.5″ wide.
Sheet sizes 67cm/26.25″ x 90cm/35.5″ tall and 63cm/24.75″ x 86cm/33.75″ tall.
Left – the two stencil sheets of Large Wild Stags 2 & 3, showing layer one (left sheet) and layer two and three (right sheet) with registration dots.