Wild Oat Grass Stencil


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Delicate wild grass stencil
1 sheet stencil

The Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil is inspired by long, graceful wild oat grasses with their tall swaying stems and full, slightly drooping, antennae-like seed heads. This beautiful and elegant stencil will give a soft, sophisticated designer touch for both walls and fabrics. Use on its own or in conjucntion with our other beautful wild grass stencils to create beautiful wild grass murals and effects.

The Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil is a single sheet one layer stencil with two wild oats motifs that can be used together or separately – see size and layout specifications below.


Stencil in natural tones of gold, ochre, brown and moss greens on light natural coloured backgrounds, or in light ‘silhouette’ colours on darker contrasting backgrounds.

Above top – the two grass motifs of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil positioned together on a black background, stencilled in a two-tone technique in Ice White and Butterscotch Stencil Paint (see techniques bottom right).

Above – the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil positioned with one grass section a little lower than the first and repeated across different moss green coloured panels and stencilled in alternating colours of Coffee Bean and Nougat Stencil Pant. This simple muted colour palette is very effective and can be used in a variety of colours to the same effect – try this on decorative panels or around a room under dado height or on stairs.

Above – this example shows another colour combination of this arrangement on grey and lavender backgrounds, stencilled in Arctic Grey and Vanilla Stencil Paints.

See 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.

Wild Teasels Stencil
The Large Wild Teasel Stencil
Oversize Wild Oat Grass Stencil
Large Slender Oat Grass Stencil
Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil
Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil
Small Wild Oats Stencil

Use our Stencil Rollers and Stencil Sponges for ease of application.

Above – the two grass motifs of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil stencilled together on a pale apricot to cream graduated background in Olive Grove, Chocolat and Coffee Bean Stencil Paints. See graduated techniques below.

Above –  the two grass motifs of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil positioned together on a lemon-cream coloured background, stencilled in Mocha and Latte Stencil Paint.

Above – the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil in Ice White on a slate grey background.

Above – the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil repeated in a ‘shadow’ overlapping formation, stencilled first in Latte and Nougat Stencil Paint and then Mocha and Coffee Bean Stencil Paint.

Above – the left grass motif of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil repeated in an overlapping, irregular pattern in  Coffee Bean Stencil Paint.

Above – the left grass motif of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil repeated in a two-tone technique usiing Butterscotch and Latte Stencil Paints.

Two-tone stencilling

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.

Product Specifications

This single sheet one layer motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar, with two wild oats grass motifs on the one sheet to use together or apart.

Left grass motif is approximately 83cm (32 1/2″) tall x 35cm (13 3/4″) across at widest points.
Right grass motif is approximately 74cm (29″) tall x 38cm (15″) across at widest points
The seed head groups are up to approximately 8cm (3″) deep x 10cm (4″) wide.
Sheet size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 67cm (26 1/4″) wide.

Left – the layout of the Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil – shows left and right grass motifs.