Above top – create stunning festive placemats and coasters with the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil. See How to Guide below.
Above and below – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil shown in Eucalyptus, Mocha and Chocolat, Grassland, Seville Orange Stencil Paints (leaves, branches and pears) and Latte, Vanilla, Arctic Grey, Navy Charcoal, Chocolat and Seville Orange Stencil Paints (partridge). Apply the fine details of the partridge with our great new Sable Brush Set.
Above – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil is a great design for really ‘luxe’ festive cards. Stencilled here in Verbena, Chocolat, Grassland and Seville Orange Stencil Paints (leaves, branches and pears) and Latte, Chocolat, Navy Charcoal and Very Berry Stencil Paints (partridge) on our plain Square White Gift Cards (13.5cm/5.25″ square).
Above – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil on one of our white Square Gift Cards. Stencilled in Eucalyptus (leaves), Latte (branches), Seville Orange (pears with hand painted high lights in Very Berry). Also Latte, Mocha, Vanilla, Navy Charcoal and Very Berry Stencil Paints (partridge).
Use our Artist’s Sable Brush Set for stencilling the really intricate little bird markings.
Above – close up detail of the Partridge in a Pear Tree placemat. Stencilled in Willow, Olive Green (leaves), Chocolat (branches) and Seville Orange Stencil Paints (pears) and Latte, Coffee Bean, Charcoal, Shoreline and Very Berry Stencil Paints (partridge and also hand painted highlights on pears).
Above – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil coaster – part of our set. Colours as above. Create these coasters – guide below.
Above – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil has been used to create this sumptuous but simple gift card. Stencilled in Vanilla Stencil Paint, with pears and partridge details in Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint. Pears picked out with a sable brush through the stencil from our great Sable Brush Set. Stencilled on our plain Square Brown Gift Cards.
Above – make these stunning gift cards with the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil and our White Square Gift Cards.
How to make a Christmas placemat and coaster set.
We simply cut some 9mm thick MDF (medium density fibreboard) into rectangles of 33cm/13″ x 25.5cm/10″ and sanded until smooth, rounding the corners slightly with sandpaper. We then painted with two coats of our Vanilla Stencil Paint on both sides of the boards, sanding again after each coat of paint. The same process was applied to the coasters which are 10cm/4″ square.The stencil was then positioned in the centre of each placemat board and stencilled with the colours as described above. To finish each placemat we taped off a 2.5cm/1″ border at each side of the placement with our masking tape. pressing down carefully and painted the borders with two coats of our Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint in long downward strokes. Finally adding a thin red stripe in Very Berry Stencil paint – again using masking tape. We then sealed the placemats with two coats of our Acrylic Eggshell Varnish. leaving plenty of time between coats to allow the varnish to cure and harden each time – this makes a more durable surface. The mats will take warm plates, but are not designed as pan stands. For the coasters we simply stencilled a section of the stencil, naturally cropped by the edges of the coaster and varnished in the same way.
The Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil is a one sheet stencil comprising a combined pear tree and partridge motif, with layer two partridge markings and easy to use registration dots for aligning bird markings. On 125 micron Mylar. Comes with full usage instructions.
Pear tree approximately 20cm/8″ wide x 18cm/7″ tall.
Partridge in the tree up to 5.4cm/2″ tall x 4.5cm/1.75″ wide, including tail. Layer two details fit within the bird in the tree. Also small layer three extra eye detail.
Sheet size 28cm/11″ wide by 21.5cm/8.5″ tall.
Above – the Partridge in a Pear Tree Stencil sheet showing the layout of the pear tree and partridge, with its layer two markings and registration dots.