Stencil in Ice White or Evening Primrose Stencil Paint on dark backgrounds with graduating colours in black, blue, indigo, turquoise and more, with Pearl, Silver Lights or Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paints for extra reflective lustre, or use our Glitter Paints for children’s rooms.
Above top, and above left and right – the Small Stars Cluster Stencil in Ice White and Antique Gold Metallic Stencil Paint stencilled to create exquisite seasonal wrapping paper.
Above – the Small Stars Cluster Stencil in Ice White Stencil Paint on graduated blue to black (top left) and blue to light blue (top right) backgrounds. See techniques for painted backgrounds bottom right.
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Above – the Small Star Cluster Stencil repeated randomly on a pale blue to dark blue graduated background and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint (see notes below for graduated painting techniques.)
Above – the Small Star Cluster Stencil repeated randomly on a dark turquoise to deep purple graduated background and stencilled in Ice White Stencil Paint.
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 largest star is up to 7cm (2 3/4″) deep x 6cm (2 1/4″) across.
The medium star is up to 4cm (1 1/2″) deep x 3cm (1″) across.
The smallest star is up to 1.5cm (1/2″) across.
Sheet Size 24cm (9 1/2″) deep x 18cm (7″) wide.
Left – layout of the stencil sheet of the Small Star Cluster Stencil.