Above top – close up of the grass heads of the Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil in Verbena and Lime Blossom Stencil Paint.
Above – stencil in natural tones of gold, ochre, brown and moss greens on light natural coloured backgrounds – the two grass motifs of the Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil positioned together on a pale blue background, stencilled in Butterscotch, Harvest Gold, Grassland, Verbena and Olive Grove Stencil Paint.
Using two colours stencil the cut out shapes of the stencil with one colour and then over-stencil a part of each cut out shape with the second colour, blending as you go. This creates depth and a more 3-dimensional feel.
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.
See our other Wild Grasses and Teasels Stencils:
The Wild Grasses Stencil Range from Henny Donovan comprises a set of graceful designs chosen for their elegance and delicacy and instant appeal for contemporary decorating. Use the different designs in combination or on their own to create beautiful wild grass murals and effects.
Use our Stencil Rollers and Stencil Sponges for ease of application.
Above – the two grass motifs of the Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil stencilled on an off-white to pale green graduated background in Verbena, Ash Green, Olive Grove, Woodland Stencil Paints. See graduated painting techniques below.
This single sheet one layer motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar, with two wild meadow grass motifs on the one sheet to use together or apart.
Left grass motif is approximately 82cm (32″) tall x 23cm (9″) across at widest points.
Right grass motif is approximately 61cm (24″) tall x 22cm (8 1/2″) across at widest points
Sheet size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 62cm (24 1/4″) wide.
Left – the layout of the Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil – shows left and right grass motifs.