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Moroccan Style Wall Art

by Janine (follow)
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Add some pizzazz to a wall in your house without spending a lot of money on wall decals, stencils or wallpaper. This Moroccan style wall art project is time consuming but inexpensive and the end result if you are patient is worth it!



Finished product

Materials:
Craft paint
Cardboard for the stencil
Sharp craft knife
Craft paint brush
Pencil
Small level

Method:
Start by finding a pattern that you like. Google images has a variety to choose from. The image should be symmetrical for this method to work properly.
You will likely want to enlarge the image. To do this, I used Paint. I simply pasted the image I wanted into Paint, selected the print option and went to page setup to change the layout of the picture. There is an option for page scaling and you can enlarge your image to whatever size you wish.
I used the enlarged image (about 16 inches by 16 inches or 40 cm by 40 cm) to make a stencil out of cardboard. A good craft knife is needed for this part so that your edges on the cardboard are nice and crisp. Put the stencil on the wall as straight as possible and tape a small level on it. The level will keep your image balanced as you are tracing.



Finished product

Start somewhere in the middle of your wall and trace the stencil.
Measure whatever spacing your would like between your lines (I used one inch) and trace around the stencil again. This will start to give you your pattern. The ends of each trace will need to be filled in as the stencil does not account for the one inch space between the lines.



spacing



Finished product
I used a watercolour pencil that was close to the colour of the paint I had so the lines would blend with the paint or wipe off easily.

Once the tracing was done, I used a 5/8 inch craft brush to paint. I used craft acrylic paint rather than wall paint because the project does not require a lot of paint and each craft bottle was $1.50 - much less expensive than buying a can of wall paint. If you have wall paint on hand, it will work fine. More than likely, you will need two coats of any kind of paint.



pattern

I traced another image onto more flexible cardboard to work in the corners and ceiling and used painters tape at the ends of the wall to get a crisp edge.



Painting



Painting


The wall I painted was 8 feet by 10 feet 2 inches (244 cm by 310 cm). This was not a quick project but it was easy to work at in bits and pieces (I generally only had about 30-40 minutes at a time). If you have the time and the patience, a worthwhile end product!



Categories
#Wall Art
#Bedroom
#Painting
#Stencil
#Dining Room
#Front Hall
#Moroccan
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