How To: Paint Your Own Wall Mural

How To: Paint Your Own Wall Mural

Gregory Han
Feb 9, 2009

Caroline's DIY mural project is a beauty and a great inspiration for those of you looking to spice up your bedroom decor (or any room, for that matter) and those bare walls with silhouette style designs or graphics by using a simple projector...a technique she's been so kind to share with us below...

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

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.

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.)

[Thanks to Caroline of Carrie Can]

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