Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil

1 sheet stencil - price £58.00

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The Wild Grasses Stencils from Henny Donovan are a delicate set of designs chosen for their gracefulness and elegance, with instant appeal for contemporary decorating. Use the different designs in combination or on their own to create beautiful wild grass murals and effects.

The Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil is inspired by the sweeping strands and seed clusters that make up the striking bearded grass heads of wild rye grasses. These strong graphic shapes provide a sophisticated decorative touch for both walls and fabrics.

This page features the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil - a single sheet one layer stencil with one striking wild rye motif (also known as wild barley) - 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 - detail of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a black background, stencilled in Butterscotch and Vanilla Stencil Paint. 

Above - close up of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a lavender background, stencilled in China Blue and French Lavender Stencil Paint.

Above - the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil repeated on a pale grey to off-white graduated background, stencilled in Mocha, LatteCaramel, Butterscotch and Sesame Stencil Pant. See bottom right for graduated techniques.

Above - the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil as an alternating repeat (stencilled in same colours as above).

See our other Wild Grasses and Teasels Stencils:


Wild Teasels Stencil

The Large Wild Teasel Stencil

Large Wild Oat Grass Stencil

Oversize Wild Oat Grass Stencil

Large Slender Oat Grass Stencil

Large Wild Meadow Grass Stencil


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


This single sheet one layer motif stencil is made of 125 micron mylar.

Rye grass motif is approximately 68cm (26 3/4") tall x 35cm (13 3/4") across at widest points.
Sheet size 80cm (31 1/2") deep x 45cm (17 3/4") wide. 

Above - the layout of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil.

Above - detail of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a pale apricot to off-white graduated background in HedgerowMocha, Chocolat and Butterscotch Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting techniques.

Above -  the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a pale blue to white graduated background, stencilled in Hedgerow, Olive GroveMocha, Latte and Butterscotch Stencil Paint.

Above - close up of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a lemon to cream graduated background, stencilled in Harvest Gold and Latte Stencil Paint. See below for graduated painted background techniques.

Above - the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a pale apricot to off-white graduated background, stencilled in Ash Green, Hedgerow and Latte Stencil Paint. See graduated techniques below.

Above - the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil repeated on a slight diagonal, stencilled in Sesame, ButterscotchMocha and Latte Stencil Paint.

Above - the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil repeated in rows, stencilled first in Latte Stencil Paint and then in Chocolat Stencil paint (front row).

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 Hog Hair Softener.