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 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 – 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.
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
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 – 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.
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.
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.