Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil


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Detailed, elegant grass stencil
1 large sheet stencil

The Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil is inspired by long, elegant wild oat grasses with their tall swaying stems and graceful, slender seed heads. This beautiful stencil will give a soft, sophisticated decorative touch to both walls and fabrics. See size and layout specifications below.

The Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil is a single sheet one layer stencil with two slender wild oats motifs that can be used together or separately – see specifications below. There is also an additional smaller grass motif on this stencil sheet.


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 top – the different motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil repeated in a close group on a black background, stencilled in Nougat and Latte Stencil Paint.

Above – Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil featured on a country cottage wooden painted. Stencilled in Sienna, Harvest Gold with Copper Metallic Stencil Paint highlights.

Above – the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil in Ice White and Evening Primrose Stencil Paint on a blue-grey background.

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.

Above – the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil is shown with the motifs of the Chinese Lantern Stencil and Wild Meadow Grass Stencil. Shown in subtle tones Vanilla, Evening primrose and Yellow Ochre Stencil Paints on a muted sandy-beige background.

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.

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.

Wild Teasels Stencil
The Large Wild Teasel Stencil
Wild Oat Grass Stencil
Oversize Wild Oat Grass Stencil
Wild Rye Grass Stencil
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 Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil and additional grass motif stencilled together on a lemon to cream graduated background, stencilled in Olive Grove, Hedgerow, Latte and Mocha Stencil Paints. 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 – the different motifs of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil positioned together, stencilled in Latte, Sienna, Raspberry and Spring Vine Stencil Paint.

Above – close up of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil in Indian Purple and Agapanthus Stencil Paint.

Product Specifications

This single sheet one layer motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar, with two wild slender oat grass motifs, plus an additional grass motif, on one sheet to use together or apart.

Left grass motif is approximately 78cm (30 3/4″) tall x 28cm (11″) across at widest points.
Right grass motif is approximately 82cm (32″) tall x 23cm (9″) across at widest points
Small additional motif approximately 46cm (18″) deep x 12cm (4 3/4″) wide.
Sheet size 90cm (35 1/2″) deep x 67cm (26 1/4″) wide.

Left – the layout of the Wild Slender Oat Grass Stencil.