Graph­ics: play­ful stripes for a nurs­ery

Home Paint It - - CONTENTS - By Ash­ley Stem­mett and An­nelie Koorzen • Pho­to­graphs Fran­cois Ober­hol­ster

Break from tra­di­tion – play with stripes and graph­ics

to add a fresh per­spec­tive to a wall.

Shop­ping list

• 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

Tools

• 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.

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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.

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THE COLOUR PAL­ETTE 1 Du­lux In­dian Ivy 3 2 Du­lux Azure Sky 2 3 Du­lux Pur­ple Polka 1 4 Du­lux Fire Cracker 2

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