A Mountain Mural tutorial is another post from our Camper Renovation that I have wanted to share.
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If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know that I LOVE art and painting. I do.
When we picked up our travel trailer, I knew there was gotta be a wall in there where I wanted to paint a mural. We demoed the trailer and planned a “study corner” for the boys in the bunkhouse. This is the picture of the BEFORE below.
We removed the bunk bed and the chairs to free up that space. I ripped out the ugly, dirty carpet and painted the walls nice and clean to start with.
Do you ever keep the leftover paint? I do! This project was completed by using leftover paint that I had on hand. I had a small wall space to work with. Of course, if your wall is a lot bigger, be sure to get enough paint for your project.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO PAINT A MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL
- drop cloth (yeah, I didn’t use one but please DO use a drop cloth to protect your surfaces!)
- 3-4 different colors for the mountain mural ( I list my colors below)
- painters tape (to tape off corners)
- brushes – smaller brushes to paint the outline and larger brushes to paint the bigger areas
- good music to listen to:-)
My 4 MAIN colors were from bottom to top: ALL colors were BEHR
STEP 1: Draw the lines
As a first step, I outlined each layer of the mountains. I did not copy any drawings ( but you can); I just went with a flow and drew layers on the blank wall.
I started my painting at the bottom. (I guess you can start from the top too.:-)) But anyway, I started painting from the bottom of the wall with the darkest color.
I used a small brush to paint the outline of the mountains, then used a larger brush to fill in the bigger spaces.
After the first layer was painted, I went on with the lighter gray color. Then I added another darker color. I mixed the white and black paint with my primary colors to create lighter and darker shades. There is a short timelapse video on how I did it.
Are you ready to paint a fun mural? It’s easy, and you will love the result.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope I inspired you today.
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