In Ancient Greek architecture the Acanthus adorns friezes, dentils, and other areas and can be found extensively in the capital cities. The Acanthus ornaments appear in both Greece and Rome, the oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the temple of Apollo c. 45--420 BC.
What is the Meaning behind Acanthus Leaf?
The Acanthus leaves symbolize enduring life or long life and immortality.
Usages for the Acanthus Leaf Stencil
As the Acanthus Leaf has such rich history, it can be used in many ways to enrich both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Acanthus Leaf stencil can be used as an accent, border, or used as a textural element.
How to use Acanthus Leaf Stencil as an accent
Placed on a chair back or seat
Edged along the ridge of chair
Near wall or ceiling sconce
How to use Acanthus Leaf Stencil as a border
Ceiling at walls edge or around lighting
Full window or window ledge
Column or post
Armoire or dresser
How to use Acanthus Leaf Stencil as a textural element
Wood floor (make sure to seal)
Potted plants (pot or basket)
Table (full cover or center the design)
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