Here is an example of stencilling where no paint is used. Rather, you stencil with varnish, and then stain. The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood color). This is delicate and pretty.
Sashi Bedside Table | Teak finish handmade side table made with reclaimed wood. Mid-century style hairpin legs. Can be custom made