Little Flying Crane Stencil


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Elegant flying Red Capped Cranes Stencil
Small 1 sheet stencil

The graceful Little Flying Crane Stencil depicts a Red Capped Asian Crane and captures the beauty and elegance of these stunning birds in flight and will enable you to create simply breath-taking murals and features walls, as well as decorative panels and fabrics. Small single sheet stencil with one large flying crane and one small silhouette flying in the distance. See stencil layout and size specifications below.


The elegant Red Capped Asian Cranes are held in high regard throughout China, Japan and across the Himalayas, where they are perceived to bring luck and good fortune and treated as sacred birds. Each year they undertake the arduous task of flying over the highest mountains in the world aloft their spectacular wings circling on thermal currents high above the mountains.

Above – the Little Flying Crane Stencil looks delightful on Fabric, as shown here using Cobalt Blue Fabric Paint . Add a touch of colour on the Cranes crown using Strawberry Red Fabric Paint for that special finish.

Above – the Little Flying Cranes Stencil looks great in silhouette. Try a simple repeat on a cushion cover using Pure White Fabric Paint. 

Graduated Painted Background Technique

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.

Above and left – the Little Flying Crane Stencil and the motifs of the Small Flying Cranes Theme Pack Stencil have been stencilled with Pure White Fabric Paint onto a bright purple, pashmina shawl.

Above – the Little Flying Crane Stencil silhouetted on a purple backdrop in Ice White .

Above – the Little Flying Crane Stencil repeated on a purple and grey graduated background. Paints used above include Ice White  , Very Berry and Chinoiserie.

Product Specifications

Delicate one layer stencil on one sheet of 125 micron mylar.

Main crane motif measures up to 23cm (9″) wide and 18cm (7″) tall.
The small crane to the upper left measures 6cm (2 1/2″) wide by 5cm (2″).
Sheet size 30cm (11 3/4″) wide x 21.5cm (8 1/2″) deep.

Left – shows the layout of the stencil sheet of this beautiful design.