Above and top – use the Snowy Scene Stencil repeated as a border to give an instant festive lift to book shelves. Stencil simply on art paper and use double sided tape to stick to the back of the shelves – easy to remove and you can keep it for next year too! Our shelf frieze has been stencilled in Raspberry Stencil Paint (layer one and blushed on snow sections for layer two), Nougat Stencil Paint as a base for layer two and over-stencilled with Antique Gold MetallicStencil Paint. You can also use a darker colour for picking out the falling snow.
How to make winter Snowy Scene placemats
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 Snowy Scene Stencil was then positioned in the centre of each placemat board and stencilled with Raspberry Stencil Paint for layer one and Nougat Stencil Paint for layer two, with Raspberry ‘blushed’ around the edges of the snowy shapes in the foreground and Pearl Metallic Stencil Paint used to create highlights on layer two. The same colours were then used to stencil the motifs of the Little Ivy Stencil and Holly Stencil around the edges of the placemat to create a natural festive botanical border. The Little Ivy Stencil was stencil with Nougat for layer one and a little Pearl Metallic Paint and Raspberry for the layer two leaf details, giving real depth. The Holly was stencilled in Nougat for the berries and raspberry for the leaves with a little dash of Raspberry being hand painted onto the berries. 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.
The Snowy Scene Stencil is a two sheet two layer stencil with registration dots for aligning repeat motifs and the two layers together. 125 micron Mylar. With full usage instructions.
The Snowy Scene Motif measures approximately 22.2cm/8.75″ wide x 20cm/8″ tall.
The church and spire is up to 19cm/7.75″ tall.
Sheet size 26cm/10″ wide by 21cm/8.25″ wide.
Left – the two stencil sheets of the Snowy Scene Stencil showing the layout of both layers and registration dots.