DIY Mural · Easily Paint Any Image, Any Size W/ Quick DIY Projector · ad · SemiSkimmedMin

DIY Mural · Easily Paint Any Image, Any Size W/ Quick DIY Projector · ad · SemiSkimmedMin


Hey you lot, hope you’re all good. So as you may know, I love a good statement
wall, especially a hand-painted mural, i love the freedom of painting on the massive canvas
of a wall creating something on a much bigger scale than usual. But sometimes it can get a bit fiddly, a bit
overwhelming, translating a small image or an original sketch into a much bigger size. So i thought i’d share with you an easy
way to create a stunning, impressive bit of decor without having to exert your creative
skills whatsoever. So first of all, you’ll want to find an
image that you want to use as your mural design. I’m really keen on sticking to royalty free
images because, as an artist myself, i hate the thought of stealing someone else’s creative
content. Not only can you get in quite a bit of trouble
for it, but it’s just not a decent thing to do. Thankfully there are tons of images and illustrations
online that are royalty free. I was recently contacted by Graphic Stock.com,
who rather than charging for each individual image like most stock image sites, they offer
a monthly or yearly subscription service where you have access to over something like 300,000
graphics, photos, vectors and illustrations which I think they said was like the largest
download library of its type online. Now if you’re not sure if you wanna sign
up, they do offer a 7 day free trial where you can download up to 140 different images
which i think is enough to get a feel of the kind of service they offer and to get your
hands on a few great bits and bobs for free. So having had a look around, I decided to
go for this pattern because i really thought it would suit the area i was painting. And I saved a couple of other images for future
reference, i thought one of these bikes would look nice in a hallway leaning up against
a wall and a motivational quote would look great blown up above my desk. Now that I’ve got my image ready, its time
to blow it up and make this projector. Ive seen a few versions of this diy floating
around youtube but this is the way that works best for me. So all you wanna do is Take a cardboard box
and cut a square or rectangle out of it. Don’t forget to take your time and mind your
fingers. Next you’ll need some clear plastic. You can use one of those clear envelopes that
you use to organise folders to separate things or like me you could use a sandwich or freezer
bag. Then you can either print out your image and
trace it from the paper onto your plastic with permanent marker or simply trace it directly
from your screen. Place your plastic sheet over the window you
cut out of your box and pop a torch or your phone inside. I’m usually fine just balancing my phone
against the back wall of the box , you could also put things inside the box to lean your
phone against. Then all that’s left to do is turn off the
lights. And there you have a super simple projector. If you don’t have permission to paint on
a wall, you could also use this for blowing up a drawing onto a large canvas or even make
a nice tapestry with it. Now just line it up with your wall or canvas,
adjusting how close and how far you are to change the size, and if you’re working outdoors
like me, you’d obviously have to wait until it’s dark. you may also need to rest your box on a chair
or a table to get it to the right height. Just experiment with positioning until you
have things how you want. Then the rest is simple, follow the lines
projected onto the wall to map out your drawing or painting and get started. I usually use acrylic paint for wall designs
because its got a bold colour and it’s water-resistant. If you’re working outside like me, you might
want to finish up the next day with a varnish or some kind of sealant to make sure your
mural is gonna be durable enough to withstand weather conditions. And there you have it. Don’t forget I’ve left a link below to the
graphic stock website if you want to try out their 7 day free trial. I hope you enjoyed this video, I hope you
found it useful, thanks for watching and i’ll see you next time! Bye!

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