Have you ever marveled over professional murals? Pull out your paintbrushes! With a little help from HGTV's Kitty Bartholomew, even the "artistically challenged" can seem like expert muralists!
SuppliesHow to Paint Your Mural
Find an image you would like to recreate. Look at books, prints, paintings or magazines for ideas.
Avoid copyright infringement. Do not paint copyrighted images on the outside of your home.
Rent or borrow an opaque or overhead projector. Your local library or schools are good places to contact.
Place the projector in front of your painting surface such as a wall or backyard gate.
Put your image onto the projector and adjust the projector until the image projection is the desired size.
Trace the image on the wall with a soft pencil.
Fill in with poster paints. If you'd like to, use the projection as a color guide.
After the paint is dry, erase all pencil marks.
Watch a demonstration of this technique
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, March 8, 2014
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