Little Japanese Koi Stencil


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Little Japanese Koi Stencil
© Henny Donovan Motif
Small 6 sheet koi fish & water swirl theme pack

Little Japanese Koi Stencil – five beautiful koi carp fish motifs in two layers with water swirl motifs make this stencil very versatile to use and easy to capture realistic fish pattern effects, redolent of eastern art and design motifs. Use on its own or with the smaller Little Japanese Koi motifs and the Lotus Waterlily Stencils and Heron Stencils 1 and 2.

Six sheet theme pack with 5 two layer fish motifs and water swirl motifs See layout and size specifications below.


Above top – the five fish motifs and water swirls of the Little Japanese Koi Stencil shown on a red lacquer style background. Stencilled in Pale Peach, Very Berry, Seville Orange, Coffee Bea, Jet Black (fish), Chinoiserie and Ice White (water swirls) Stencil Paints.

Above – the Little Japanese Koi motifs have been used in this waterside mural on a beautiful gilded board. The fish swim around the leaves of Lotus Waterlily Stencil 4 Theme Pack and under the feet of Heron Stencil 2! Stencilled in  Ice WhiteOrchidSienna, Flame Red,  Charcoal and Jet Black Stencil Paints.

Above – the five fish motifs of this theme pack stencil arranged swimming in a circular motion. Shown in Very Berry, Seville Orange, Yellow Ochre, Jet Black, Mocha, Arctic Grey and Chinoiserie Stencil Paints.

Above – the five fish motifs of the Little Japanese Koi Stencil repeated in a vertical column, swimming in many directions. Rotate the fish to achieve the feel of movement and flow. Shown on a black background in Pale Peach, Very Berry, Raspberry, Sienna, Seville Orange, Harvest Gold, Coffee Bean and Jet Black (fish), Chinoiserie and Ice White (water swirls) Stencil Paints.

Above – both the Little Japanese Koi and Medium Japanese Koi swim around the stems of Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1, Lotus Waterlily Stencil 2 and Lotus Waterlily Stencil 3. These versatile 2 layer fish stencils really add life and movement to the scene.

Above –  both sizes of our Japanese Koi Stencils work perfectly swimming around Heron Stencil 1 and Heron Stencil 2. Fish stencils shown in Orchid, Seville Orange, Very Berry, Sienna, Coffee Bean, Jet Black and Chinoiserie Stencil Paints. Herons shown in Ice White, Shoreline, Arctic Grey, Charcoal, Jet Black, Sienna, Chinoiserie Stencil Paints.

Above – the five two layer fish motifs of this stencil with the horizontal water swirls motifs. Shown in Orchid, Sienna, Seville Orange, Very Berry, Raspberry and Coffee Bean and Jet Black Stencil Paints.

Above – these versatile fish motifs can be tilted, rotated and arranged in any way you choose. Shown here on a watery blue background in Vanilla, Yellow Ochre, Seville Orange, Mocha, Chocolat, Coffee Bean and Jet Black.

Above – a shoal of Japanese Koi all swimming in the same direction! the three two layer fish motifs and the three vertical water swirls motifs of this stencil. Shown in Pale Peach, Very Berry, Raspberry, Sienna, Seville Orange, Harvest Gold, Coffee Bean and Jet Black (fish)Chinoiserie and Duck Egg (water swirls) Stencil Paints.

Above –  three of the Japanese Koi motifs feature in our stair mural with the beautiful Heron Stencils 1, and 2 amidst our Lotus Waterlilies Stencils! Fish in Sienna, Very Berry and Charcoal.

Above – as part of some beautiful waterside murals, the fish motifs of the Japanese Koi Stencils swim around the elegant forms of Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1 and Lotus Waterlily Stencil 2.

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.

Product Specifications
Little Japanese Koi Stencil

© Henny Donovan Motif

Six motif stencil with 5 x 2 layer koi fish motifs and water swirl motifs on 6 small sheets of 125 micron mylar. Each fish has easy to use registration dots for aligning layers.

Japanese Koi motif 1, top left, measures up to 14.5cm/5.75″ in length.
Japanese Koi motif 2, top right, measures up to 11.5cm/4.5″ in length.
Japanese Koi motif 3, middle left, measures up to 11.7cm/4.75″ in length.
Japanese Koi motif 4, middle right, measures up to 11.2cm/4.25″ in length.
Japanese Koi motif 5, bottom left, measures up to 9.5cm/3.75″ in length.
Water swirl motifs, bottom right, between 17cm/6.75″ wide and 6.6cm/2.5″ wide.

On 6 sheets 14cm/5.5″ wide x 30cm/11.75″ deep.

Layout of the 6 sheets of this theme pack.

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