The Oversize Chinese Bamboo Stencil is a two sheet single layer stencil with easy to use registration dots to align sections together. The design also contains Chinese calligraphy motifs for ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’,’ Autumn’, ‘Winter’.
Stencil in green tones and ochres on a range of coloured backgrounds or use traditional Chinese colours of gold on black or vermilion red backgrounds, or black on gold or red backgrounds. Either muted or strongly contrasting colour palettes suit this design with its contemporary and ageless character.
Above – the Oversize Chinese Bamboo Stencil on a vermilion to burnt sienna graduated background, stencilled in Nougat and Butterscotch Stencil Paint, with calligraphy in Coffee Bean Stencil Paint – all over-stencilled with Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint. Finished with Acrylic Eggshell Varnish for a lacquer effect. (See notes bottom right for graduated painting techniques).
Above left – close up details of the Oversize Chinese Bamboo Stencil in Olive Grove, Grassland and Coffee Bean Stencil Paints. Above right – the Chinese calligraphy motifs of this stencil – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter – stencilled in Butterscotch and Harvest Gold Stencil Paint, over-stencilled in Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint.
See our other Bamboo Stencils:
The Large Chinese Bamboo Stencil – this design on a smaller scale.
The Oversize Bamboo and Moon Stencil – a strong upright oversize bamboo motif with moon stencil.
The Bamboo and Butterfly Stencil – small motif stencil.
The Bamboo and Bird Stencil – small motif stencil – use these two as a pair or individually.
The Weeping Bamboo and Water Swirls Stencil
Use our Stencil Rollers and Stencil Sponges for ease of application.
Above – the Oversize Chinese Bamboo Stencil on an ochre to cream graduated background, stencilled in Verbena and Olive Grove Stencil Paints. Calligraphy stencilled in Indian Purple Stencil Paint. (See notes below for graduated painting techniques).
Graduated Painted Background Technique
Graduated painted backgrounds 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 either three horizontal bands or in three bands on a slight diagonal. The bands should go from dark to light, brushing the colours lightly over each other where the different colours meet to create as softer join as possible. Keep strokes long, smooth and even. 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. Repeated layers of the tinted varnish glaze will serve to blend and soften the joins of the different colours.
Using two colours stencil the cut out shapes of the stencil with one colour and then over-stencil a part of each cut out shape with the second colour, blending as you go. This creates depth and a more 3-dimensional feel.
This two sheet single motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar. Comes with easy to use registration dots for aligning the two sections together.
The overall size of the Oversize Bamboo motif is approximately 101cm (39 3/4″) deep x 86cm (34″) across at widest points.
The four calligraphy motifs together measure 31cm (12″) deep x 7.6cm (3″) wide.
Sheet 1 measures 90cm (35 1/2″) wide x 56cm (22″) deep.
Sheet 2 measures 90cm (35 1/2″) wide x 67cm (26 1/4″) deep.
Left – the layout of the two sheets of the Oversize Chinese Bamboo Stencil – shows registration dots on both sheets.