Archive for June 18, 2008

How to paint a wavy line for a children’s mural

Add a bit of interest to an otherwise rather plain wall and afterwards you can add wall stickers to create a simple yet impressive effect.

Fun to see sticker room

Here I show you how to do it with the help of decorators masking tape.

You will need

Decorators masking tape. (You can find various widths)
Wall paint
Brushes and rollers

To Paint a wavy line

1.
First draw gentle curves lightly on the wall with chalk. You can wipe away the chalk if you don’t like the layout and redraw until you are happy.Don’t make the curves too tight as it will be difficult to bend the tape to shape.

paint a wavy line 

2.
Begin sticking the tape to the wall following your lines and coaxing the tape gently into shape around the curves.

 bending the tape to make the line

 

3.
Where there are little creases in the tape, flatten them down to stop paint from seeping under the tape

 

4.
Paint below or above the line, always brushing the paint away from the tape rather than to into it, to stop the paint from bleeding under the tape. Also make sure your paint is not too runny.

 

5.
Now if you wish, paint the other half of the wall and allow the paint to dry before removing the tape gently to reveal the design with a line between the two colours.
Use wider tape for a wider line.

You may still find some paint has bled underneath. You can touch this up with your original paint colour afterwards.

Leave your wall like this or add stickers to create a wonderful mural
For example, you could find some underwater wall stickers and create an underwater mural
or
A land and sky mural with flower stickers on the bottom half and birds, butterflies or cloud stickers for the top half.

Use your imagination and your child’s interests as inspiration

You’re done!
Stand back and admire.
Impressive isn’t it?

June 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

TOP TIPS – for decorating kids rooms

When painting a mural in acrylic paint, you may find that some colours are a bit transparent when you want a nice flat solid colour.

Add a little white paint to the colour. This will help to make it more transluscent.

June 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm 1 comment


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