Painting a Mural With Just a Sponge

Carolina's Art
by Carolina's Art
5 Materials
1 Hour
I want to share with you an easy and quick way to paint a mural using just a sponge, paint and glaze.
The first thing you need to have is a wall painted with an "eggshell" finish or " satin" so that the glaze can work it's magic. If you have a flat paint on your wall, it will not work.
Mix the paint color with the glaze (about half and half).
You are welcome to draw your image with a chalk so that you can have a guide of were to paint.
You will then dip the sponge in the glaze mixture and start painting, by applying pressure on the edge of the sponge so that you can get a darker edge.
As you apply the paint to the edges, you then spread the the paint inside the areas as if you are softly washing the wall to get an even look.
You can use different greens for the different hills and also use a bigger sponge for larger areas.
When you are done covering all the hills, then go back to the areas to apply darker shading. You can add more paint or darker paint to the glaze mixture for a more dramatic effect.
Next, work on the trees with a brown glaze mix. Your finger is what will help make thinner lines by pressing on the edge of the sponge.
when it's dry, go back and add darker shading with thesame or darker brown. then add the leaves by making them as if they were clouds for a soft look.
Add bushes and mountains.
And then add some light brown to the path.
Like I said before, if you want and you can, add the picket fence, flowers, birds, butterflies and whatever else you want but this will require some skill and brushes. Good luck! hope to see some samples!

For more information or more ideas, you can get my little how to book.
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