Step 2 - Measured the wall surface
I then measured the wall surface and decided where the design would start and end, making sure the gaps between moon phases were evenly spaced. I first sketched out the wall on a piece of paper and then filled in the measurements. For each of the moon phases I decided where the centre of the moon should sit and then used my compass to map out the circumference.
Step 3 - Outlined the large shapes
I then sketched out the main shapes ie. the moon phases on to the wall. Tip - Take a step back regularly to see how it looks from a distance. It's easy to get the perspective wrong if you only work up close.
Step 4 - Added the details
I then added the details using a small tip acrylic paintbrush. My moon phases are quite abstract so small errors in the patterns went unnoticed or were easy to hide in the pattern, but if you are planning to work with a more detailed design, you may need to cover up any errors with a wall paint that's the same as your surface. Keep this handy just in case.
Step 5 - Take progress pictures!
Progress pictures are a fun way to collate how the painting developed into the final piece. You can create a little video or gif, showing off all your hard work.
- Paintbrush (or roller depending on what your design)
- Rags/paper towels
- Jar of water for cleaning brushes
- Measuring tape
Have you ever painted a wall mural? If not, I hope this gives you inspiration to try!