A woodland scene in sludgy pastels transforms a little boy’s bedroom into a fantasy forest.
- Plascon Double Velvet Crème Delight (O6-C2-3)
- Plascon Double Velvet Tumbled Stone (O2-E2‑2)
- Plascon Double Velvet White Opal (G1-E2-3)
- Plascon Double Velvet Lemon Drizzle (Y3-A2-3)
- Plascon Double Velvet Hidden Stream (B2-B2-2)
- Drop sheets
- Hamilton’s Polypile roller
- High-quality masking tape
- Transparency sheet
- Overhead projector
- Waterbased pencil or chalk
- Hamilton’s Professional paintbrush
- Artist’s brush
Get the décor effect:
- Using the Hamilton’s Polypile roller, paint the clean, dry wall with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Crème Delight. Work on a drop sheet and allow the paint to dry between coats.
- Mask off the outside edge of the bed alcove and use the Hamilton’s Polypile roller to paint the inside with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Tumbled Stone, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
- Trace your mural image onto a transparency sheet and, using the overhead projector, project the image onto the wall.
- Work out which parts of the image are in the background and which are in the foreground. First focus on painting the background images – you’ll add the objects in front when the paint is dry.
- Take a waterbased pencil or a piece of chalk and draw the outside edges of the background images on the wall, tracing around the outlines of the projected image.
- Using the Hamilton’s Professional paintbrush, paint between the outlines of the background images with a coat of Plascon Double Velvet in the colour required. We used White Opal, Tumbled Stone and Lemon Drizzle for the trees and Hidden Stream for the buck and the shield. Keep detailed areas neat by using the artist’s brush.
- Wait two to three hours for the paint to dry and follow with a second coat.
- Repeat the process for the foreground images, projecting the mural image onto the wall and tracing around the outlines with the pencil or chalk.
- Use the paintbrush to paint between the outlines of the foreground images. Wait two to three hours for the paint to dry and follow with a second coat.