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DIY Watercolor Mural Wall

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MrKate_WatercolorMural (16 of 18)When Joey and I were decorated Shameless Maya’s place in OMG We’re Coming Over, my much dreamed-about opportunity to paint all the colors of my wild imagination onto a big white wall was finally recognized. Maya needed a mural (preferably one she could take selfies in front of) and loved the idea of a watercolor mural.

The challenge is that watercolor is usually done on wet paper so that it runs and blends and on a wall, it does neither. But with the help of a water bottle, some glaze, rags and a quick moving arm (cardio!) I blurred and blended my way to a watercolor-esque vibe.

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 Prep It:

 Wall paint
Glaze
Paper towels or rags
Spray bottle with water

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Do It!:

  1. Mix together the wall paint and glaze to thin the paint out and give it a sheer, spreadable texture.
  2. Start painting it on your wall, one color at a time, using a rag or paper towel to get the paint on the wall in a healthy dab.
  3. Move quickly with your spray bottle and water to keep the paint wet and moving as you blend in a circular motion with your rag or paper towel.
  4. Layer colors over each other only slightly, making sure that they are in the same color family and don’t create a shade of brown!
  5. Let dry and add more layers as you see fit! Selfie away!

 

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1

what glaze medium do you use? such a gorgeous wall, I would love to attempt my own!!

2

Do you think this would work with metallic paints? I would love to do this with some white, pink, and that trendy "vintage gold satin metallic paint" by MS.

3

OMG I love this! I'm in charge of doing a mural for my art classroom and I'm definitely going something like this! I love how you do all of this tutorials and I can't wait for you to hit 1 m subs!!!!!!

Author4

Thank you so much, Elisa!! Have fun with your mural, let me know how it comes out! XO

5

Btw I'm from another country and I use a different lenguage (Spanish) so I don't know what glaze is and where to find it

6

Love this! I would love to do something similar for over my couch but I live in a rental and can't do it directly on the wall. Is the technique the same if working on a large canvas? Thanks!

Author7

Yeah, 100%!! This would look great as a big piece of statement art on a canvas, and you can use the exact same technique!

8

Thank you!!!!!!

Author9

Thank YOU! xo

10

Love the mural. It reminds me of a Waldorf drawing. 😀

Author11

Yaaas! Totally! That's where I learned how to blend and shade ; ))))

14

I really adore what you did with Shameless Maya's apartment! That mural is amazing. I honestly want one too. 🙂

Author15

Thanks Anne! Really appreciate your comment! Hope you get to DIY a mural for yourself. XO!