This graceful design will add a touch of elegance to contemporary decorating schemes. 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 – the different motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil repeated across panels painted in alternating shades of grey and charcoal, stencilled in Nougat and Vanilla Stencil Pant. This technique can be used in a variety of colours – try on decorative panels or around a room under dado height or on stairs.
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.
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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 grass motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil on an olive green graduated background, stencilled in Lime Blossom Stencil Paint. See below for graduated techniques.
Above – the different motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil, stencilled randomly in Latte Stencil Paint.
Above – the different motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil in Willow and Spearmint Stencil Paint on a pale grey background.
Above – close up of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil in Indian Purple and Agapanthus Stencil Paint.
This single sheet one layer motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar, with three wild slender oat grass motifs, on one sheet to use together or apart.
Left grass motif is approximately 80cm (31 1/2″) tall x 27cm (10 1/2″) across at widest points.
Middle grass motif is approximately 81cm (31 3/4″) tall x 23cm (9″) across at widest points
Small right grass motif approximately 46cm (18″) deep x 12cm (4 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 88cm (34 3/4″) deep x 60cm (23 3/4″) wide.
Left – the layout of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil.