Above and below – the Orchids Stencil has been stencilled onto a small distressed, white-washed bureau chest of drawers. Shown here with the additional motif of the Single Orchid Stencil (top right of the design).
Above and below – the Orchids Stencil has been stencilled onto a small white-washed and distressed bureau chest of drawers. Shown here with the additional motif of the Single Orchid Stencil (top right of the design).
Above – close up detail of flower one of the Orchids Stencil on the painted wooden bureau (colours as above).
Above – flower two of the Orchids Stencil has been stencilled onto the side of the painted wooden bureau (colours as above). Also shows cushion with the Single Orchid Stencil.
Above – try the simplicity of stencilling with Ice White Stencil Paint blushed with a little Indian Purple Stencil Paint on a rich deep purple background to create this beautiful silhouette effect.
For our other Orchid Stencils see the Wild Orchid Stencil, the Large Orchid Flowers Stencil and the Little Orchid Stencil.
Above – close up detail of flower one of the Orchids Stencil. Shown in same colours above on a pale aqua coloured background.
Above – the Orchids Stencil stencilled onto a taupe coloured linen curtain in Motif Fabric Paints – Pure White, Leaf Green and Light Lime.
Above – the two motifs of the Orchids Stencil are perfect repeated across the bottom of curtains for simple, elegant style.
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 two sheets, with additional layer two inner flower markings.
Flower One measures up to 58.5cm (23″) tall x 27cm (10.5″) wide.
Flower Two measures up to 58.5cm (23″) tall x 28cm (11″) wide.
Orchid flowers typically 7cm (2.75″) wide.
Both on sheet size 65cm (25.5″) tall x 32cm (12.5″) wide.
Left – shows the two stencil sheets of the Orchids Stencil with additional inner flower markings. Comes with full instructions.