Kingfisher Stencil


Available on backorder

Intricate small waterside bird stencil

© Henny Donovan Motif
1 sheet stencil

The Kingfisher Stencil is an exquisitely detailed Kingfisher motif which captures the charm and beauty of this little wild bird, shown here perched amongst reeds, as seen on our riverbanks and waterways.

The bright sing song colours of this little bird will make a charming addition to many decorating projects. Use on fabrics, clothing, cushions, cards and motifs on furniture and accessories.

Stencil this one layer stencil in bright true-to-life colours for maximum impact or in simple silhouette style schemes on contrasting backgrounds. See layout and size specifications below.


Above top – the delicate Kingfisher Stencil, showing this little bird perched on a twig beside reeds. Shown in Paradise Blue, Persian Blue, Emerald Forest, Mocha, Jet Black, Seville Orange, Flame Red (kingfisher) and Olive Grove, Verbena, Mocha (foliage) Stencil Paints.

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 and below – the beautiful Kingfisher Stencil with our Waterlilies Stencil – stencilled onto a white cotton cushion cover in Motif Fabric Paints Turquoise Green, Cobalt Blue, Strawberry Red, Sunny Yellow, Taupe, Light Lime and Pure White. Applied with Stencil Sponges.

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 – shows this delicate little bird stencilled in the colourful palette of Seville Orange, Harvest GoldPersian 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 – the Kingfisher Stencil is stencilled in the same colours as above with the twigs, reeds and grasses in Oasis, Hedgerow and Olive Grove Stencil Paints, on a pale blue graduated background. See below for graduated painting techniques

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 – close up detail of the Kingfisher Stencil on a black background, stencilled in Persian Blue, Summer Skies, Paradise BlueEmerald Forest, Seville Orange, Spring Vine, Bamboo Grove and Grassland Stencil Paints.

Above – the Kingfisher Stencil in Ice White, Morning Glory and Summer Skies Stencil Paints on a deep blue background.

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.

Product Specifications

© Henny Donovan Motif

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.

© Henny Donovan Motif

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