Little Water Bird Stencil


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Little Water Bird Stencil
© Henny Donovan Motif
Small single bird stencil

The Little Water Bird Stencil – is a little delicate bird perching on a water reed. A perfect addition to our bird stencil range for design flourishes to decorative items and accessories. This design is also charming added to many of our other designs, particularly our Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1, Herons Stencils 1 and 2 and Little Japanese Koi Stencil.

Small single layer bird stencil See layout and size specifications below.


Above top – Little Water Bird Stencil on a painted flower pot – utterly charming!  Terracotta pot painted in exterior masonry paint, stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint.

Above – the Little Water Bird Stencil has been used as part of a decorative gilded board. The motif of this stencil perfectly tucks into the stalks of the Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1. Stencilled in Ice White, Flame Red, Charcoal and Jet Black Stencil Paints.

Above – the Little Water Bird Stencil has been tilted and works perfectly at this angle. Shown in exotic tones of Persian Blue, Verbena, Emerald Forest, Eucalyptus and Mocha Stencil Paints.

Above –  a beautiful scene using Little Water Bird Stencil, with Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1 and Little Japanese Koi Stencil on a muted sage green background.   Little Water Bird in Jet Black, Coffee Bean and Sienna Stencil Paints. Japanese Koi in Caramel, Chocolat, Coffee Bean and Arctic Grey Stencil Paints. Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1 in Willow, Eucalyptus, Olive Grove, Hedgerow, Ice White, Vanilla, Yellow Ochre Stencil Paints.

Above – this charming little bird will work in virtually any colour combination – here it is shown in Flame Red Raspberry, Jet Black, Persian Blue Stencil Paints.

Above –  the Little Water Bird Stencil has been added to our waterside stair mural, fishing along with the Heron Stencils 1, and 2 amongst our Lotus Waterlilies. Stencilled in Persian Blue, Sienna and Charcoal Stencil Paints.

Above – inspired by the colours of the little coal tit, here the Little Water Bird Stencil is shown in Jet Black, Coffee Bean and Sienna Stencil Paints on a Eucalyptus coloured reed.

Above – beautifully charming, simply repeated in a row!

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 Water Bird Stencil

© Henny Donovan Motif

Small single layer stencil made of 125 micron mylar.

The Little Water Bird measures up to 10cm/4″ across.
Including when balanced on reed up to 14cm/5.5″ across.

On sheet size 20cm/8″ wide x 16cm/6.25″ deep.

Layout of the stencil sheet.

© Henny Donovan Motif

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