Thursday, May 29, 2008

How to Paint Professional Looking Words on Your Walls

Paint Professional Looking Words on Your Walls
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You don't have to be an artist to paint a sentiment, a quote, or child's name on the wall. Just follow these directions and you can get a very professional looking result, adding a personal touch to any room in your home.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • Computer w/ Word Processing program
  • Printer
  • Use of a Copy Machine
  • Transfer Paper (like carbon paper but not as smudgy, available at art or craft stores)
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • chalk, pencil
  • ballpoint pen
  • Yard stick
  • Level
  • Acrylic paint in bottles
  • Small Lettering Brush

Decide what you would like to paint on your wall. If you need inspiration, Google "famous quotes".
It can be interesting to use a quote in another language. Google "free translation" to translate what you would like to paint. Another idea is to paint your child's name in their bedroom, they will love it!
Paint or faux finish wall where you plan to paint words in desired color
Type your quote on computer, experimenting with fonts until you find one that you like. Make the font as large as you can. Print a copy. If not large enough, take to a copy store and enlarge to the size you need. It doesn't matter if it is on several sheets of paper, you can tape them together if necessary.
Using a level and yardstick and tiny pencil or chalk marks on the wall to make sure the lines of your letters are straight, tape sheet of copied words to wall using tape only at top. Now slide transfer paper (make sure you have the transferring side of the paper facing the wall) underneath the sheet of copied words, and tape with small pieces of tape to secure.
With a pencil or ballpoint pen, trace letters on copied sheet. When you are done you should have the words on your wall.
Outline with a small brush, paint them in.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Create A Headboard Using Mural Transfers

You can create a headboard like this in any size (twin, full, queen, king, ca king) using a Wall Dressed Up Wrought Iron Mural Transfer. This is a fun project and you can create a headboard like this using our wrought iron elements! This headboard was created using only one wrought iron order for $68 (we even had leftovers)! This is a fraction of the cost of a “real” wrought iron headboard. It’s a great value and a really fun project.

14 year old Lindsay had redecorated her room in beautiful shades of steel blue and brown. All that was missing was a headboard! We will show you pictures from start to finish of her headboard project. This entire project took about 2 hours from start to finish. Lindsay’s beautiful bed looks complete now that she has a “headboard”!

This is Lindsay! Here she is measuring the length that she wants her headboard to be!

She cut the wrought iron pieces apart, leaving the backing paper on and did a rough layout of the design she wanted for her headboard.

Lindsay measured to make sure the medallion was centered and would be above the her decorative bed pillows and marked center with a light pencil mark. She taped up a few pieces to get the height correct and then started rubbing the medallion onto the wall!

This shows Lindsay rubbing the mural transfer off the transfer paper onto her wall. Only the thin as paint artwork transfers, making your mural look hand painted!

Here she has a little help continuing to rub the elements on the wall. Light pencil marks and the use of a level make sure that the design goes up straight and even!

Another picture of the mural going up!

The finishing touches….

Here is the finished project!

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