Above – the three stars of the Oversize Star Stencil, repeated randomly on black to blue (above left) and blue to mauve (above right) graduated backgrounds and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint and Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint (above left). See bottom right for graduated painting techniques.
See the other stars in the Star Range:
Small Five Pointed Stars Stencil – medium to small stars
Large Stars Theme Pack Stencil – 8, 6 and 5 pointed stars
Small Star Cluster Stencil – small cluster of eight pointed stars
Large Star Cluster Stencil – large cluster of eight pointed stars.
Above – the three stars of the Oversize Star Stencil, repeated randomly on a blue-mauve graduated background and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint (see notes below for graduated painting techniques.) Use Pure White Fabric Paint on different blues or black cotton fabric to create this effect for curtains.
Above – the three stars of the Oversize Star Stencil, repeated randomly, stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint, on a mid blue to deep blue graduated background (see below for graduated techniques).
Above – the three stars of the Oversize Star Stencil, repeated randomly on a pale pink background and stencilled in a combination of bright colours. Any bright tones will work well for this. Our example is stencilled in Harvest Gold, Seville Orange, Paradise Blue, Summer Skies, Cerise, Agapanthus, French Lavender, Oasis and Verbena Stencil Paints.
Graduated Painted Background Technique
Very effective with starry stencils 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.
This single sheet stencil is made of 125 micron mylar.
The oversize star is approximately 57cm (22 1/2″) across.
The large star is approximately 29cm (11 1/2″) across.
The medium star is approximately 10cm (4″) across.
Sheet Size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 66cm (26″) wide.
Left – the layout of the stencil sheet of the Oversize Star Stencil.