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 Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a pale apricot to off-white graduated background in Hedgerow, Mocha, Chocolat and Butterscotch Stencil Paints. See below for graduated painting 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:
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 Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil on a black background, stencilled in Butterscotch and Vanilla Stencil Paint.
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.
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.
Left – the layout of the Large Wild Rye Grass Stencil.