How to Paint with the Wild Jungle Safari Mural Wall Stencil Kit - Video Tutorial
Watch this video tutorial to see for yourself how fun and easy it is for you to make a jungle wall mural in your kid's room, using the Wild Jungle Safari Stencil Kit by My Wonderful Walls. Just stick the stencil to the wall, paint in, and remove, and you'll have a delightful and colorful jungle room for your baby or little ones. This stencil kit contains a wide assortment of jungle animals, jungle trees and other jungle elements-elephants, tigers, lions, macaws, monkeys, rhinos, butterflies, lizards, toucans, plants, and more! Paint this jungle mural on one wall or all four. 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: DIY Jungle Room Wall Mural
Michael – Hi, I’m Michael
Stephanie – And I’m Stephanie.
Michael – And this little guy is Isaac.
Stephanie – We are in his room that we just finished painting with the Wild Jungle Safari Wall Stencil Kit.
Michael – We started out with this plain green room, and in just one weekend, transformed it into this wild jungle safari. And this jungle design is great for both babies and boys and boys and girls rooms.
Stephanie – Keep watching to see how quick and easy it will be for you to do it too.
Michael – First, let’s go over the tools we will be using. The Wild Jungle Safari Kit contains 33 large stencils, all of which are self adhesive, so you just stick them to the wall and paint. It also includes a variety of brushes and some extra release paper for storing your stencils on. In addition to what comes with the kit, you will also be using some chalk, paper plates, painter’s tape, a small artist brush, and an assortment of acrylic paint.
Stephanie – We’ve gone ahead and painted the room a nice blue color, which will become the sky in our jungle scene. You’ll want to be sure and save some of your base coat for touch-ups later on.
Michael – The scene we are about to paint has hills, so we want to consider where the furniture will be in the room. With a piece of chalk, I have lightly marked out where all of the pieces will be. So now let’s sketch the hills! The easiest way to paint hills is with a roller. If you want to add depth to your hills, you can darken your original green, and paint some hills in the background.
Stephanie – For practice, start with something simple, like a cloud. After removing the paper backing, place the stencil on the wall and rub it down with your hand, making sure all inner edges are down. Dip your brush in the paint, making sure not to get too much paint in the brush. Otherwise it might bleed under the stencil. Two light coats work much better than one thick one. Use a patting or stabbing motion to paint, particularly around the edges. If you use a back and forth motion, the paint could work its way under the stencil. And you can use a hairdryer to speed things up. Once the paint is semi dry, remove the stencil. It’s that easy!
Michael – Now that we’ve practiced with the cloud, we’re going to start with the largest element, the trees. We’ll paint these in first, then fill in the rest of the scene. In order for these larger stencils to hold their form, they require plastic bridges, which leaves some unpainted space. So, when you’re done, just come back and paint them in.
Stephanie – It’s a good idea to test the layout of your design prior to stenciling. Before peeling the paper backing off, tape the stencils to the wall. Try different variations and see which you like best.
Michael – Now let’s fill in the rest of the scene.
Stephanie – There are three stencils in the kit that include 2 layers: The giraffe, the zebra, and the tiger. Paint the body first, and let dry, then place the stencil containing the spots or stripes on top of the body and paint.
Michael – If you get any bubbles while placing the stencil on the wall, just peel and re-stick. Make sure all of the outer edges are nice and square, and peel and re-stick the inner components as you work your way across the stencil. For some reason, black paint has a tendency to bleed, so take your time on the zebra stripes; use very light coats and do several of them, and you will be just fine.
Stephanie – You can create depth in a scene by layering the elements, such as placing this cloud behind the tree and the bird in front of the tree. And if you make a mistake, don’t worry. Just paint over it. Touch ups are easy. You can use scissors to cut away any extra plastic on the stencils. This will allow you to paint objects closer to the baseboards, or place objects closer together at the same time. To make it easy to paint the eyes, we’ve included an outline of the animal heads with the eyes and some carbon paper. First, cut out the animal’s head. Align the cutout with the painted animal on the wall and tape at the top. Place the carbon paper under the cutout dark side down, and trace the eye with a ball point pen. Remove the cutout and carbon paper, and using the outline of the eye you just made, go back and paint it in.
Michael – And here it is!
Stephanie – Colorful, full of life, and simply spectacular!
Michael – We’ve completely transformed this room in a single weekend.
Stephanie – We hope this quick and easy method has inspired you to paint your child’s room.
Michael – And remember, at MyWonderfulWalls…
Isaac – ...we make it easy for your walls to be wonderful!