DIY Football Mural Idea
Quick children's murals
Do it yourself footbal mural idea to create a magical child's room
Jazz up your wall stickers
Delight your child and impress your friends using this simple technique. We used these football wall stickers below.
Visit Create-a-Mural.com to buy these stickers
Even if you don't have the confidence to attempt a painted wall mural, you can still produce a wonderful effect by jazzing up some ready made wall stickers.
The effect is achieved by creating fake shadows behind simple shapes. The shapes then appear to be floating above the wall surface.
Follow my directions and apply the technique to any stickers you like.
HOW TO DO IT
You will need
Choose your image- I will use football stickers to illustrate the idea.
You are now ready
Follow the instructions on the right for the floating football, and if you would like to create a wavy line background, click here to see how to achieve this simple but effective paint effect. Click here to see how to Paint a wavy line
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Good luck, and if you use this technique, please send me photos of it so I can include them in the website.
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To create a realistic shadow colour, take some of your original background wall colour. Add some black acrylic paint drop by drop to darken the paint producing a realistic shadow colour.
Look at the real shadows in the room for a rough guide on how dark to make it. Test it on an unseen area of wall.
With this colour you can now paint in your shadows that you have drawn.
If you use a graphite pencil to draw the design on the wall, do it very lightly as it can show through the paint and be impossible to remove. It is better to use a water soluble crayon or a coloured pencil in a colour similar to the final paint colour.
Use tester pots of acrylic wall paint available form DIY and paint stores. They come in small quantities and are inexpensive. Mix them with white to create a subtle pastel version of the colour for softer effects.
Choose simple designs. They always work the best.