HOW IT WORKS
PAINTING YOUR OWN WALL MURAL HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!
Simply Tape, Trace & Paint!
1. TAPE THE PATTERN & CARBON PAPER TO THE WALL.
Tape the carbon paper to the back of the pattern paper with the darkest side (the carbon side) facing away from the pattern paper. Then tape both of them to the wall. Tape them only at the top at first until you get them in the right place, then tape them all around the edges to hold them in place.
2. TRACE THE DESIGN USING A BALL POINT PEN.
If you can use a different color than black, it can be helpful so you know what parts you have traced. But don't trace the numbers because they might show through the paint later. When you are done tracing, roll up the pattern a little at a time and one panel at a time starting at the bottom. Double check to see if you missed any lines. Once you are SURE you haven't missed any lines then you can remove pattern from the wall.
3. PAINT INSIDE THE LINES JUST LIKE A GIANT COLORING BOOK!
Paint the areas of the mural with the corresponding colors listed on the numbered color guide. If you would like to use different colors - great! It's totally up to you. We encourage creativity!! We recommend Americana Acrylics by DecoArt (www.decoart.com). They are available at Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Joann's craft stores. They are inexpensive, easy to use and you will ONLY need one 2-oz. bottle of each color for most murals.
If you are doing one of our 1-2 color murals then you will want to buy regular house paint, but you can probably get away with only using a sample container and I promise you will not even need an entire quart!
Southern California artist and creator of Elephants on the Wall, Patti Newton, is more than an entrepreneur. She is the keeper of whimsy and delight for children’s wall murals.
Altadena, CA 91001
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