Above top – try creating fun star murals with the Small Five Pointed Star Stencil. Shown here with the three star motifs repeated randomly in both bright and pastel hues – Ice White, Harvest Gold, English Rose, Cerise, Very Berry, Indian Purple, Oasis, Lime Blossom and Paradise Blue Stencil Paint on an aqua-turquoise coloured background.
Above – the three stars of the Small Five Pointed Star Stencil, repeated randomly, stencilled in Ice White mixed with a little Evening Primrose Stencil Paint, on a mid blue to deep blue graduated background (see right for graduated painting techniques).
See the other stars in the Star Range:
Above – the three stars of the Small Five Pointed Star Stencil, repeated randomly on a pale blue background and stencilled in a combination of bright and pastel colours. Any bright tones will work well for this. Our example is stencilled in Ice White, Evening Primrose, Seville Orange, Summer Skies, Cerise, French Lavender, Oasis and Verbena and English Rose Stencil Paints.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
Very effective with starry stencils 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 sodt brush.
This single sheet stencil is made of 125 micron mylar.
The largest star is approximately 17cm (6 3/4″) across.
The medium star is approximately 7.5cm (3″) across.
The smallest star is approximately 3cm (1″) across.
Sheet Size 29cm (11 1/2″) deep x 24cm (9 1/2″) wide.
Left – the layout of the stencil sheet of the Small Five Pointed Star Stencil.