Wild Geese Stencil


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Graceful flying geese mural stencil
With moon, weeping willow and water details
1 sheet large stencil

The beautiful Wild Geese Bird Stencil is an intricate flying geese mural style stencil, depicting 2 beautiful oriental geese flying amidst softly draping weeping willow over a lake of water swirls, with a flock of smaller geese flying in formation, on a quiet moonlight night. Large single sheet stencil – see sizes and specifications below.

The Wild Geese Bird Stencil is part of the bird stencil range from Henny Donovan and can be used as laid out on the stencil sheet or the moon and small flying geese can be stencilled separately to change their position – see the examples on this page. This design lends itself to both strongly contrasting silhouette colour palettes and moody soft pastel colours.


Above top – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil stencilled in Gold on a black lacquer effect board (see details right).

Above –the Wild Geese Stencil, stencilled as an exquisite ‘lacquer’ effect panel, in Nougat Stencil Paint, over-stencilled in Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint on a black painted board, finished with Acrylic Eggshell Varnish. Some of the small geese have been repeated at the top of the mural board.

Above – the finished board hanging as a stunning decorative panel.

Above – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil in silhouette style on a red background, stencilled in Evening Primrose and Ice White Stencil Paints. This shows the actual layout of the Oriental Geese as it appears on the stencil sheet.

Above – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil in Jet Black Stencil Paint on a sunset style graduated background. See bottom right for graduated painting techniques.

Above – the moon section of the design has been stencilled first behind the flying geese to create the feeling of extra depth and dimension to the design. Moon stencilled in Shoreline and over-stencilled in Pearl Metallic Stencil Paint. Geese, weeping willow and water swirls stencilled in Mocha, Arctic Grey and Storm Stencil Paints.

Above – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil on a moody graduated grey painted background. With the moon stencilled first in Ice White Stencil Paint, then the willow leaves, water swirls and geese in Atlantic Blue, Eucalyptus, Shoreline and Ice White Stencil Paints.

Above – an atmospheric treatment of the Wild Geese Bird Stencil with falling snow added by hand after stencilling, to give that winter feeling to the Wild Geese – for similar effect use our new Snow Stencil. The moon motif has been stencilled first in Ice White Stencil Paint, and then the remainder of the stencil applied on top of this in Shoreline, Storm, Arctic Grey and Navy Charcoal Stencil Paints.

Stencil this design with our Stencil Paint or Fabric Paint ranges and our Stencil Rollers and Stencil Sponges.

See the other bird stencils in this range:

Large Flying Cranes Stencil
Flying Cranes Bird Stencil
Large Standing Cranes Stencil (Pair)
Large Crane Stencil
Humming Bird Stencil
Kingfisher Stencil
Peacock Bird and Blossom Stencil
Bird and Blossom Stencil

Above – the layout of the Wild Geese Bird Stencil has been altered here with the moon motif lowered and stencilled first in Chinoiserie Stencil Paint on an azure and turquoise painted background. The small geese have then been raised and stencilled over the moon. The large geese, weeping willow and water swirls remain in position. This layout gives the mural a sense of perspective. Stencil Paints used Duck Egg, Chinoiserie, Paradise Blue and Vanilla.

Above- shows the layout of this mural stencil, the Wild Geese Bird Stencil, stencilled here in Vanilla and a little Evening Primrose Stencil Paints. This example shows the actual layout of the mural stencil.

Above – the layout of the Wild Geese Bird Stencil has been altered here with the moon motif being lowered slightly and stencilled first. The small geese have then been raised and stencilled over the moon. The large geese, weeping willow and water swirls remain in position. This layout gives the mural extra dimension and a sense of perspective. Muted tones of grey and pale blue have been used here for a soft effect – colours used include Duck Egg, Shoreline and Storm Stencil Paints.

Above – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil in the cool tones of Ice WhiteShoreline, Storm and Duck Egg Stencil Paints on a grey and lavender background.

Above – the Wild Geese are stencilled here in greys, blues and purples for an elegant effect on a graduated lavender and purple background. Stencil Paints used – Plum Blossom, Forget-me-not, Indian Purple and Storm Stencil Paints.

Above – the Wild Geese Bird Stencil on a pale graduated lilac background stencilled in the monochrome palette of Forget-me-not, French Lavender, Agapanthus and Navy Charcoal Stencil Paints.

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

Easy to use one layer stencil on one sheet of 125 micron mylar.

The large pair of geese measure up to 48cm (18 3/4″”) between wing tips x 43cm (17″) from tail to beak of both birds.
The smaller geese formation measures up to 48cm (19″”) high x 18cm (7″) across at widest points.
The weeping willow is to 23cm (9″”) high x 20cm (8″) across at widest points.
The moon has a diameter of 17cm (6 3/4″”).
Sheet size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 60cm (23 1/2″”) wide.

Left – shows the layout of this beautiful mural stencil.