Above top – mural panel with the two birds of the Large Standing Cranes Stencil, stencilled with motifs of the Japanese Blossom Stencil, on a soft gold and apricot graduated painted background. The panel is stencilled in Ice White, Vanilla, Damask Rose, Shoreline, Arctic Grey, Very Berry, Jet Black and Mocha Stencil Paints. See details top right.
Above – the two Large Standing Cranes shown with the Large Flying Crane and motifs of the Japanese Blossom Stencil on a orange and gold graduated background – stencilled in Ice White, Vanilla, Shoreline, Jet Black, Mocha and Very Berry Stencil Paints. See bottom right for graduated painting techniques.
See the other bird stencils in this range:
Above – create this beautiful mural panel with the two birds of the Large Standing Cranes Stencil, amidst the blossom motifs of the Japanese Blossom Stencil, on a soft gold and apricot graduated painted background. The birds are positioned slightly overlapping each other. The panel is stencilled in Ice White, Vanilla, Damask Rose, Shoreline, Arctic Grey, Very Berry, Jet Black and Mocha Stencil Paints. Simple hand painted details have been added to the blossom and branches in Very Berry, Damask Rose and Coffee Bean Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting techniques.
Above – the beautiful mural panel (as shown top) has been given a simple wooden frame and hung on a grey wall in a living room. Stencil Paint colours as before.
Above – the two birds of the Large Standing Cranes Stencil shown in a similar arrangement as top, standing slightly overlapping each other, on a warm magenta and red graduated painted background. Stencilled with the Japanese Blossom Stencil in Ice White, Orchid, English Rose, Shorelinel, Very Berry, Jet Black and Mocha Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting techniques.
Above – the Large Standing Cranes shown with the Cherry Blossom Bough and Moon Stencil and Flying Cranes Theme Pack on a soft pink graduated background. Cranes stencilled in Ice White, Orchid, Arcitc Grey, Very Berry and Jet Black Stencil Paints. Blossom bough in Mocha, Coffee Bean and Plum Blossom Stencil Paints
Above – Create this beautiful snow scene with the Large Standing Cranes, the single Large Crane Stencil, the Large Flying Cranes Stencil and birds from the Flying Cranes Theme Pack on a two-tone grey graduated background. with the Cherry Blossom and Moon Stencil and the Snow Stencil applied over the whole scene.
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 upright crane (on right of sheet) measures up to 75.5cm (29 1/4″”) tall and 35.6cm (14″) wide.
The cross-legged crane (left of sheet) measures up to 59cm (23 1/4″”) tall (to top of bent neck) and 32.5cm (12 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 67cm (26 1/4″) wide x 90cm (35 1/2″”) deep.
Left – shows the layout and position of the two birds of this stencil design.