How To: Use a Projector to Paint Your Own Wall Mural

We just posted about Caroline's DIY mural project over at AT Los Angeles, showcasing how she used a Illustrator file and her projector to take her silhouette drawing and turned it into some lovely wall artwork. Details below...

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I designed the mural for my sisters bedroom. The drawing was done in Illustrator and then projected on the wall using a video projector.

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I traced the outline with a pencil. And then started filling it in making sure the pencil marks we're covered. I used artist paint brushes for this. It took about 3 coats to get the color right.

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I used lacquer paint because it was a leftover from a different project but I would advise people to use emulsion or acrylic paint for a smoother finish (with lacquer it's very hard to get rid off 'stripes' from the paint brush.)

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