Above to – special festive Icing Sugar Stencilling with our Nordic Snowflakes Stencil. See How to Stencil with Icing Sugar our new step by step guide for this fun effect for your festive biscuits and cakes!
Above and below – the different snowflake motifs of the Nordic Snowflakes Stencil are stencilled randomly together on a soft blended lilac and aqua background. Stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint.
Above – the different motifs of this stencil repeated at random intervals in French Lavender and Plum Blossom Stencil Paints on a pale lilac background.
Snowflakes look great stencilled on dark backgrounds in Ice White with highlights in Pearl and Silver Lights Metallic Stencil Paint, or stencil in icy pastel shades on lighter backgrounds for a wintery snowscape feel.
Above – the symmetrical Nordic Snowflake can be used at any chosen angle.
Above – the Nordic Snowflakes Stencil sheet is repeated here in a regular grid formation in Very Berry Stencil Paint on white.
Above – the Nordic Snowflakes Stencil repeated on different dark coloured backgrounds, in Ice White Stencil 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.
Six one layer snowflake motifs and six miniature snowflake motifs on one small sheet of 125 micron mylar.
Largest snowflake up to 6.6cm (2 1/2″) wide.
Medium snowflake up to 5cm (2″) wide.
Small medium snowflake up to 4cm (1 1/2″) wide.
Smallest snowflake up to 2.7cm (1″) wide.
Ice crystals up to 0.8cm (1/4″) across.
Sheet size 16cm (6 1/4″) wide x 21cm (8 1/4″) tall.
Left – layout of Nordic Snowflakes stencil sheet.