The Single Orchid Stencil comprises one orchid stem with one full flower, a half flower on a budding stem with additional inner flower markings. You can also use this stencil as an ‘add on’ to our larger Orchids Stencil.
Above and top – create beautiful gift cards or invitations for special occasions with the Little Orchid Stencil. Shown top on a cream coloured card in Orchid, Alba Rose, Very Berry and Hedgerow Stencil Paints. Shown above in Orchid, Azalea, Very Berry and Verbena Stencil Paints on a cream background. Dimensions of card used 148mm (5.75″) x 211mm (8.25″).
Above – the Little Orchid Stencil repeated twice at differing angles. Stencil Paint colours as above. See Graduated Painting Techniques for backgrounds below.
Above – the Little Orchid Stencil can be repeated add infinitum! Simply rotate and add in a complementary fashion to the already stencilled motifs. Shown here in Ice White, blushed with Plum Blossom, French Lavender and Azalea (stems) Stencil Paints on a rich red and fuchsia graduated background. See Graduated Painting Techniques.
For our other Orchid Stencils see the Wild Orchid Stencil, the Orchids Stencil (two complete flowers) and the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil.
Above – create a little 30’s glamour with the Little Orchid Stencil on powder pink silk cushion covers. Stencilled with Motif Fabric Paints in Pure White, Leaf Green and Strawberry Red.
Above – close up detail of the Little Orchid Stencil stencilled on silk cushion cover in Motif Fabric Paint – Pure White, Leaf Green and Strawberry Red. Mix a tiny amount of the Strawberry Red with the Pure White to create this soft blush pink.
Above and below – the Little Orchid Stencil has been stencilled onto a small white-washed and distressed bureau chest of drawers. The stencil has been applied as a single motif on each drawer and as an ‘add on’ motif to the Orchids Stencil on the front of the bureau (top right of the design).
Above – close up detail of the Little Orchid Stencil stencilled onto each drawer front of the small decorative bureau (colours as above) – it can help taking the handles off prior to stencilling!
The Little Orchid Stencil is designed to use on its own or in conjunction with the Orchids Stencil adding to and extending the design as required.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
To create a graduated painted background use 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 blending 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 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.
One layer stencil on one sheet of 125 micron Mylar, with additional layer two inner flower markings.
Single orchid stem measures up to 14cm (5.5″) wide x 11cm (4.25″) high.
Main flower measures up to 6.5cm (2.5″) across.
Sheet size 24cm (9.5″) wide x 18cm (7″) tall.
Left – shows the stencil sheet of the Little Orchid Stencil with additional inner flower markings. Comes with full instructions.