Above – this dainty bird is tucked in below the cover of Lotus Waterlily Stencil 2. Kingfisher shown in Paradise Blue, Persian Blue, Emerald Forest, Mocha, Jet Black, Seville Orange, Flame Red (kingfisher) and Olive Grove, Verbena, Mocha (foliage) Stencil Paints. Lotus Waterlily in Cerise, Sorbet, Yellow Ochre (flowers), Eucalyptus, Olive Grove (leaves), Arctic Grey, Duck Egg (water swirls) Stencil Paints.
Above – the Kingfisher Stencil is shown here with Lotus Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1 and two of the fish motifs from Little Japanese Koi Stencil. Kingfisher colours as above. Lotus Waterlily shown in Harvest Gold, Yellow Ochre, Seville Orange, (flowers), Eucalyptus, Olive Grove, Willow (leaves), Arctic Grey, Atlantic Blue (water swirls) Stencil Paints. Japanese Koi shown in Yellow Ochre, Seville Orange, Mocha, Flame Red Stencil Paints.
Above – close up detail of stencilled cushion cover with the Kingfisher Stencil and Waterlilies Stencil.
Above and below – the charming Kingfisher Stencil – shown here on a graduated deep turquoise background in the bright colourful palette of Seville Orange, Harvest Gold, Persian Blue, Paradise Blue, Chinoiserie, and Emerald Forest Stencil Paints (Kingfisher), Grassland, Bamboo Grove and Spring Vine Stencil Paints (twigs and reeds). Below shows the whole stencil in the same colours.
Above – the Kingfisher Stencil on an off-white background, stencilled in Seville Orange, Harvest Gold, Persian Blue, Summer Skies, Paradise Blue, Chinoiserie and Emerald Forest Stencil Paints (Kingfisher), Eucalyptus, Hedgerow, Ash Green, Mocha and Jet Black Stencil Paints (twigs and reeds). Below – the Kingfisher is stencilled in the same colours on a pale aqua background.
More bird and waterside stencils:
Lotus Waterlily Stencil 1
Lotus Waterlily Stencil 2
Lotus Waterlily Stencil 3
Lotus Waterlily Stencil 4 Theme Pack
Water Lilies Stencil
Medium Japanese Koi Stencil
Little Japanese Koi Stencil
Little Water Bird Stencil
Heron Stencil 1
Heron Stencil 2
Heron Stencils 1 & 2
Waterside Mural Stencil Range (the range at a glance)
Waterside Mural Stencils – read the design blog!
Above – the Kingfisher Stencil – shows this delicate little bird stencilled in the colourful palette of Seville Orange, Harvest Gold, Persian Blue, Summer Skies, Paradise Blue, Chinoiserie, Emerald Forest, Mocha and Jet Black Stencil Paints (Kingfisher), Hedgerow, Verbena and Olive Grove Stencil Paints (twigs and reeds) – on a pale sage green background.
Above – create simple style with our beautiful Kingfisher design simply stencilled onto a black cotton swing vest in bright kingfisher colours with Motif Fabric Paints. Fabric Paint colours used – Pure White Fabric Paint first and then over-stencilled with the kingfisher colours Turquoise Green, Cobalt Blue, Strawberry Red mixed with Sunny Yellow, Taupe, Bright Green and Light Lime. Stencilling with white first helps to create real luminosity of colour on dark coloured fabrics.
Stencilling onto fabric is very easy. As usual apply repositionable spray adhesive to the reverse of the stencil, lay the stencil onto your fabric with a protective sheet of paper in between the layers of cloth and stencil with our Fabric Paints and Stencil Sponges. Iron on the reverse side so the paint becomes fast and you are ready to wear!. (Fabric Paints come with full instructions).
Above – the Kingfisher Stencil is repeated in diagonal lines on a rich turquoise background, stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint.
Above – the Kingfisher Stencil in a diagonal formation in soft Willow Stencil Paint on a light sage background.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
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 soft brush.
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Delicate one layer stencil on one sheet of 125 micron mylar.
The overall Kingfisher, twig and grasses motif measures up to 24cm (9 1/2″) wide and 18cm (7″) deep.
The Kingfisher measures up to approximately 10.4cm (4″) wide from left tail to beak tip and 11m (4 1/4″) tall, from top of head to tail tip.
Sheet size 28cm (11″) wide x 21cm (8 1/4″”) deep (A4 size).
Left – shows the layout of the Kingfisher Stencil.
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