Finally its finished! I can’t recall how many hours I spent painting this wall, I lost count after 12 hours.
So you want to know how I did it? Are you sure…because I don’t think anyone in their right mind should even try this. Just kidding! I love it (now that its finished).
The geometric square pattern came from my rug. First I sketched out the design on graph paper.
Originally the scale was much smaller, I placed it on the wall and it was too tiny to see what was going on. So I doubled the size.
Once the drawing was what I wanted I took stencil paper I bought at the craft store and laid it on top. Using a very sharp razor blade I cut through the design.
My walls are a light tan color so I wanted the pattern to stick out, but I didn’t want stark white. We had some left over paint when our house was built, so I mixed colors. I mixed 3 parts white and 1 part tan, it was exactly what I wanted…the same tint of tan but in a lighter color.
With the paint mixed I started in the top left corner.
After applying the paint to the stencil, I filled in the gaps with a brush. I found a brush that was the same width of the design, that seemed to help a lot.
The paint dried pretty fast, so I didn’t loose any time waiting for paint to dry. The longest part was filling in the gaps.
Also I learned early on, was to keep the stencil clean. After 10-12 squares I’d soak the stencil in warm water and remove the paint build up. It kept the lines very precise.
182 squares later and I am finished!
I need a little something to hang on the wall now. I was thinking deer antlers or even a long horn, you know to off set the urban wall design with a little country. Any suggestions?