This is How to Paint a Mountain Mural tutorial is another post from our Camper Renovation that I have wanted to share.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know that I LOVE art and painting. I really do.
When we picked up our travel trailer, I knew there is gotta be a wall in there where I want to paint a mural. We demoed the trailer and planned for 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. 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 color for the mountain mural ( I list my colors below)
- painters tape (to tape off corners)
- brushes – smaller brush to paint the outline and larger brushes to paint he bigger areas
- good music to listen to:-)
My 4 MAIN colors were from bottom to top: ALL colros 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 my first layer was painted, I went on with the lighter gray color. then I added another darker color. To create different lighter and darker shades I mixed the white and black paint with my main colors. There is a short timelaps video on how I did it.
Are you ready to paint a fun wall mural? It’s easy and you will love the end result.
As always, thank you for visiting and I hope i inspired you today.