Chinese Letters and Stencils

Oriental art is often accented with Chinese letters. Here are some ideas of how you can use stencils to create art with an Asian flair!



Asian art is hard to describe because it can take on so many different forms. It can be as simple as the single stroke circle of Zen Art or as intricate as the many different styles of carving on furniture.

Bamboo and Cranes Stencil Prints from www.all-about-stencils.com

These prints were easily created with Oriental Stencils which are available in a book below. They seem to be painted on an ancient rice paper but that is not true. They were painted on a thick sheet of plain white stock with layers of paint. The first layer was a very light color such as almond painted with solid coverage and allowed to thoroughly dry. The next layer was darker like a tan and laid on very thick. Before it could dry a comb was brushed through the paint in vertical and then horizontal stripes. Then the stencils were painted on when all paint was dry.

As most Chinese art the images are accented with a vertical line of Chinese letters each representing a separate sentiment like harmony or friendship.

Oriental Stencils Trunk from www.all-about-stencils.com

This little trunk was transformed with a few Chinese Stencils and stencils of Chinese letters. Again, all of these stencils including the Chinese letters are available in a book below.

For a further study of art created with words or letters, consider looking at the Graffiti Fonts as stencils.

We are thrilled to introduce our selection of downloadable and Printable Stencils. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

The book below includes Chinese Letters and the other stencils used as examples on this page and I added a few others that you might find interesting for future projects. Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy! Click on any Book Cover Image for Project Ideas.

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

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Oriental Designs Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Letters (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.

Price: $9.95

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Fleur de lis Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.

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Antique Door Hardware Stencil Book from all-about-stencils.com

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

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At the Seashore Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

At the Seashore

Aaaahhhh...the lazy days of summer at the beach. This collection includes 6 designs- a Fish, a Crab, a Seagull, a Conch Shell, a Scallop Shell and a Seahorse.

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Secret Garden Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils - a fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stove path.

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Tree Frog Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Red-Eyed Tree Frogs

This book contains 4 cute Red-Eyed Tree Frogs for you to paint in your next project. Bring a little of the rain forest to your home. There are 37 pages in this pdf file which includes the stencils of all 4 frogs (each has 5 overlays) and complete instructions.

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On the Farm Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

On the Farm

With these stencils you can create the perfect barn yard setting for your little one. This collection includes 9 designs- a Cow, a Chicken, a Pig, a Sheep, a Lamb, a Horse, Fence, a Barn and a Tractor.

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Zoo Babies Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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Princess Stencils Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with Chinese letters and Oriental stencils. Just click on Stenciling Projects to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stenciling,

Penny

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P.S. If you’d rather get your Stencil Pattern Books in Print, then visit our Printer’s Book Shop for the same designs in book format that will be mailed to you. You’ll find all of the stencils used as examples throughout this site.

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