Graphics: playful stripes for a nursery
Break from tradition – play with stripes and graphics
to add a fresh perspective to a wall.
• Dulux Luxurious Silk (recommended for kids’ rooms as it’s washable) or any other Dulux paint in the colour of your choice • ground sheet • vinyl sheets or stickers
• spirit level • pencil • masking tape • paintbrushes or a set of sponge rollers in various widths
4 Make your own vinyl stickers:
trace your designs onto the vinyl sheet using carbon paper. Then use a pair of scissors to cut out the graphic shapes. First, position the individual shapes
onto the wall using Prestik.
5 Once you’re happy with the positioning of your graphics, remove the backing and adhere the graphic to the wall.
3 It helps to have a plan and stick to it; ours can be seen pasted to the side of the cupboard. Work out the widths and allocate colours before you start to paint. Remove the masking tape carefully – it helps to create a scissors-like action by pulling the tape at a slight angle.
2 You will need to mask out and paint alternate stripes first. Once the first series of stripes is dry, remove the masking tape and mask out the in-between stripes.
1 1 Using a laser spirit level makes masking out the stripes for the focal wall much easier, but you can also use an ordinary spirit level.
THE COLOUR PALETTE 1 Dulux Indian Ivy 3 2 Dulux Azure Sky 2 3 Dulux Purple Polka 1 4 Dulux Fire Cracker 2