How to Paint with the Friendly Farm Wall Mural Stencil Kit - Video Tutorial
In this video tutorial you'll see how easy it is to paint a farm theme wall mural that your child will love. The Friendly Farm Wall Mural Stencil Kit by My Wonderful Walls is full of farm animals, big barn and other complementary farm wall designs to complete your farm room wall mural. And you need no artistic skill at all. We've created a wall stencil kit that allows you to paint a professional looking farm wall mural...with wall stencils. Just stick, paint in, and remove. Anyone can do it, and your child will enjoy having their bedroom, baby nursery, or playroom decorated so beautifully. Not only that, but it will inspire imagination and creative thinking in your child.
Transcript: Painting a Farm Wall Mural
Michael – Hi, I’m Michael!
Stephanie – And I’m Stephanie!
Michael – Today, we will show you a quick and easy way to paint your baby nursery.
Stephanie – We will start with a plain blue room and with a few simple tools, transform it into a captivating space for your child.
Michael – Let’s get started!
Stephanie – First we’ll go over the tools we will be using. We’ll use a Friendly Farm Stencil Kit from MyWonderfulWalls.com, a variety of brushes (many of which come from the kit), acrylic paints, a paint roller and paint pan, semi-gloss latex paint, a hammer, lightweight spackling and a putty knife, a measuring tape, a level, a paper plate, some chalk, and a drop cloth.
Michael – Since this room is already painted a nice color, we’re going to leave it blue. This blue will become the sky in our farm theme. If you’re painting a darker color, you may need to use primer before painting. Be sure to save some of your base color for touch-ups later on. Next, we need to repair the walls. Pull out all the nails, using a hammer and a thin board to protect your walls. Now we want to fill the walls with lightweight spackling and a putty knife. We want to use lightweight spackling, because it dries quickly and you can paint right over it.
Stephanie – Okay, the walls are repaired, and we’ve got our base color. Now the scene we will paint has hills, and we want to be sure that the hills will rise above most of the furniture. So, with the chalk, we’ve gone ahead and marked out where the furniture will be. So now, let’s sketch the hills!
Michael – The easiest way to paint hills, is with a roller.
Stephanie – For this room, we will be using the Friendly Farm Stencil Kit, from MyWonderfulWalls.com. This kit contains 30 large stencils, including a 4 foot barn, farm animals, sunflowers, clouds, and a lot more. All these stencils are self-adhesive, so we won’t need any tape or spray adhesive. The kit includes brushes and some extra release paper. You’ll want to hang on to these because it will come in handy for later. Now the fun begins! For breakfast, we are going to start with a simple cloud. Remove the stencil from the paper backing (don’t throw away the backing; we’ll need it to store the stencil). Place the stencil on the wall, and rub it down with your hand, making sure that all inner edges are down. I’m going to be using a 4” foam brush, dipping it lightly in acrylic paint. Be sure not to put too much paint on the brush, otherwise it might bleed under the stencil. It is important to use patting or stabbing motions when painting, particularly around the edges. If you use a back and forth motion, the paint could work its way under the stencil. Once the paint is semi dry, remove the stencil. It’s that easy!
Michael – Now that we’ve practiced with the cloud, we are going to start the scene with the barn. It’s the largest element, so we’re going to start with it and work our way out. The barn comes in two pieces. I’ve used a piece of chalk and a level to mark where the top and bottom should meet. This will ensure that our barn is straight. We are using a previously used barn stencil, so that you can see it easier at home. Hold the sheet at the top edge, keeping it taught. Put the stencil close to the wall, and eyeball the bottom edge with the chalk marks we’ve made. Place the stencil on the wall. Use the same method for the bottom half. Hold the stencil at the top edge, about an inch in from the outer sides, keeping it taught. This will keep the stencil flat as you lay it on the wall. Don’t hold the stencil by the sides, or you’ll deform the stencil as you lay it on the wall, and you’ll end up with frustrating bubbles. Line up the notches on the bottom half with the top half, and place the stencil on the wall. In order for these larger designs to hold their form, the stencil has to include plastic bridges, which leaves some unpainted areas. So, once the stencil is removed, just come back and paint them in.
Stephanie – Drum-roll please!
Michael – You can create depth in a scene by layering the elements, such as placing the fence in front of the corn, and placing the flowers in front of the fence.
Stephanie – Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Touch-ups are easy! Well, here it is!
Michael – We have completely transformed this room in a single weekend.
Stephanie – Now that you have seen how easy it is to decorate a baby nursery with the Friendly Farm Stencil Kit from MyWonderfulWalls.com, we hope you’re inspired to paint your own.
Michael – And remember, at MyWonderfulWalls.com…
Stephanie – …We make it easy for your walls to be wonderful.