Henny Donovan's great love of plants, flowers and all things botanical has been the inspiration behind many of her detailed, intricate and true to life botanical and flower stencils. Her designs have been likened to 'plant portraits' because of their delicately and carefully drawn qualities which transfer so well to the stencil medium - making them ideal for a host of applications around today's modern home.
New Iris Stencils
Based on Henny's bearded iris drawings our new range of Iris Stencils includes Iris Stencil 1, Iris Stencil 2 - two slightly larger than life sized bearded iris designs, the charming Little Iris Stencil for smaller decorating and craft projects and Iris Stencils 1 & 2 both of our larger Iris Stencils at a reduced combined price. These designs are ideal for contemporary floral and botanical decorating schemes - great indoors and outdoors on trays and cushions!
New Graceful Bamboo Stencil
The beautiful new Graceful Bamboo Stencil depicts soft plumes of graceful bamboo leaves on a gently tapering stem. This versatile bamboo stencil is perfect on household accessories - boxes, frames, cushion covers - and on curtains and bedding and on walls as a single or repeat motif.
New Small Wild Oats Stencil
The Small Wild Oats Stencil - a single sheet one layer stencil of a clustered grouping of swaying oat grasses. This delicate and elegant design is great on home accessories such as cushion covers, boxes, trays or mirror frames and is simple and easy to use.
New Buddleia Stencils
The Buddleia Stencil Range includes the Buddleia Butterfly Bush Stencil, Buddleia Stem Stencil, Little Buddleia Stencil and Red Admiral Butterfly Stencils.
The beautiful Buddleia Butterfly Bush Stencil depicts a stunning spray of buddleia flowers with two beautiful red admiral motifs and a stem extension and additional leaves.
The single stem Buddleia Stem Stencil, based on Henny's buddleia studies, is an extremely versatile stencil - ideal for beginners.
The Little Buddleia Stencil is a small spray of buddleia with a tiny red admiral butterfly motif - great for small craft projects and accessories.
The Red Admiral Butterflies Stencils 1 & 2 are two different sizes of beautiful true to life Red Admiral Butterfly motifs, both with two layer details of tiny wing markings and registration dots for easy alignment. Use with our Buddleia Stencils and our other botanical stencils.
New Japanese Larch Stencils
Two new intricate botanical designs - the Japanese Larch Stencil and Large Japanese Larch Stencil - are inspired by original Japanese prints and based on Henny's striking drawings of the large needle clusters of the 'Larix Kaempferi' Japanese Larch.
Japanese Larch Stencil
The Japanese Larch Stencil is ideal for creating designer touches on walls and fabrics and is excellent stencilled as a repeat design or as a striking single motif. It works perfectly in soft fir greens and in striking starburst silhouette colours, amplifying it's Japanese style!
Large Japanese Larch
The Large Japanese Larch Stencil is a large single larch needle cluster with additional twigs and cones. Ideal for single motif stencilling or repeated as a striking design rotating each motif ( as above).
Chinese Lantern Stencils
Our Chinese Lantern Stencils - a set of new designer stencils based on Henny's striking drawings of the papery lanterns of the Physalis plant, known as the Chinese Lantern. Three new designs - the Little Chinese Lantern Stencil, Large Chinese Lantern Stencil and Chinese Lantern Theme Pack Stencil are ideal for designers, decorators and homeowners with a love of botanical motifs and carefully drawn designs. Use these designs to elegantly transform your home with true designer flare!
Little Chinese Lanterns Stencil
The Little Chinese Lantern Stencil depicts three striking Physalis Chinese Lantern stems. This graphic design is perfect stencilled on home accessories (such as our tray!), small furniture, hand crafted cards and invitations and on fabric creations such as tea towels, peg bags, oven gloves, napkins, cushion covers and more.
The Little Chinese Lantern Stencil is a striking small one-sheet stencil with additional stalk motifs for extending the design.
Large Chinese Lantern Stencil
Use the Large Chinese Lantern Stencil to create truly original home furnishings - simply not available elsewhere on the market! Transform ordinary furniture into stunning pieces with real design flare.
The Large Chinese Stencil is a striking large motif on one stencil sheet with stalk extensions for extending your design.
Chinese Lantern Theme Pack Stencil
The different motifs of the versatile Chinese Lantern Theme Pack Stencil can be used in many different ways to create striking wall features and modern botanical fabrics. Try stencilling onto light, airy voile for perfect curtains that create a stunning focal point whilst letting the light flood into a room.
The Chinese Lantern Theme Pack Stencil contains two large sheets with 4 Chinese Lantern stems with additional lantern, leaf and stalk motifs for adding to the design as required.
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About Henny Donovan Motif
Motif has been established to showcase and sell the range of exciting up to date stencils from artist, designer and author Henny Donovan. Henny's reputation as the most contemporary stencil designer has grown rapidly - "one of the most fashionable collections around is Motif" - says the Mail on Sunday. Henny's innovation in stencil design has done much to dispel the bad rep of 80's stencils, and her break-through signature range of oversize designs has brought the decorative possibilities of stencilling firmly into 21st century living and design. The Motif website is the only outlet to purchase Henny's original stencils and stencil paints.
Each one of our designer stencils is unique to this website and designed and produced by Henny Donovan. Henny's stencil designs are based on closely observed, original drawings, or historical archives. All our pre-cut stencils are precision cut by laser on high quality, durable 125 micron mylar (semi-transparent polyester film). Suitable for repeated usage and gentle washing. Stencils are supplied with usage instructions to get you started. Each stencil design has its own page on this site, with inspiring photographs/graphics and full description, so you'll see how the design works and get some decorating ideas too. Stencil dimensions (up to .5 of a centimetre and 1/4 of an inch) are also given in the Specifications section to help with your decorative planning.
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Postage and shipping - is calculated on the weight of the item/s that you buy as well as the delivery destination - see our Information and Enquiries page for a breakdown of weight categories and costs. Small stencils are packaged in firm backed envelopes. All other stencil designs are packaged in robust and attractive silver tubes, making our stencils an attractive gift option. Larger orders of paints, equipment and books may be individually packed for safe and best transportation to all destinations.
All Motif stencils, stencil designs, photographic and graphic images are protected by copyright and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Henny Donovan stencils are sold for private usage only and may not be used for commercial projects or retail reproduction, or for any kind of resale or reproduction of stencilled images either photographically or for marketing, advertising or publishing of any kind. The stencil and graphic images on this website may not be used or reproduced for any kind of logo, letterhead, website illustration, advertising or other, either personally or commercially. If you have any queries relating to copyright or usage of Henny Donovan designs please use the enquiries form on the Information and Enquiries page.