Natural stencil technique

Ferns and natural stencils

Lots of users are familiar with using stencils for decorative ideas. There are numerous design possibilities. But actually using "ferns" as natural stencils in combination with the belton-paint sprays is really an unusual but ingenious idea.             

  • What you need: belton spectRAL 400 ml or colours tones from one of the other belton colour tone series, e.g. ecolor or perfect. A standard canvas frame from an art supplies store or the hobby section in DIY stores. Freshly picked ferns. Adhesive spray and dust cloth, if cleaning is necessary.


    Step 2: Once dry, the ferns are attached to the two-tone canvas with adhesive spray (here SprayTEC adhesive spray). The ferns should be placed so that half lies in the light green and the other half in the dark green section. Although, you can arrange the ferns according to preference.


  • Beforehand / untreated: This empty canvas frame in a cross format of 80x40 cm looks like it is simply waiting for an artist to come along and be creative. And not just with a brush and easel - but with belton paint sprays. The differently sized ferns will serve as natural stencils.


    Step 3: Now paint using the contrasting colour tones, i.e. the previous light green section is painted in dark green (RAL 6001) and the previously dark green section is painted in light green (RAL 6018). Once dry, the ferns are removed carefully.


  • Step 1: After cleaning the canvas frame carefully with a cloth, paint each half of the canvas. In this case, the upper horizontal half is painted in dark emerald green (RAL 6001/Art. No. 324 096) and the lower half in lighter yellow-green  (RAL6018/324113).    


    Afterwards / result: The result: A fascinating natural-looking work of art. Natural products, dark-light contrasts and matching colour tones. You would probably pay a small fortune for this in a gallery! You are bound to find exactly the right place for this piece in your living room.