Before you start, find an image on the internet that you’d like to copy and print it in black and white. The simpler the image, the easier your job will be! Prepare the wall
1 Decide how big you want the mural to be and then use a pencil and ruler to divide the space you want to paint into a grid of 50cm x 50cm blocks.
2 Now duplicate the grid you drew on the wall on the printed image, using smaller blocks
proportionate in size to the grid you drew on the wall. Our blocks were 5 x 5cm; in other words, we used a ratio of 1:10. Start drawing
3 Using a pencil, copy what you see in each of the small blocks on your reference image into each of the bigger blocks on the wall, proportionately. Start with the branches and then do the twigs. Once you’re satisfied, colour the branches and twigs with a small, soft
paintbrush. Paint a second coat if necessary. Create a stencil
4 Using an old X-ray, or sturdy material such as Priplak, draw two different sized peach blossoms by hand and then cut them out with your utility knife. Create the stamen using offcuts of the material you used to make the stencil.
5 Create the blossoms in one of two ways: either draw them with pencil, using the stencil as your template (don’t forget the stamen), or add pops of colour with spray paint. Secure the blossom stencils on the wall with Washi tape and the stamen stencil with Prestik; protect the area around the stencil with extra paper. Spray over the stencils with spray paint; allow it to dry thoroughly before you remove the stencil.
6 Rub out any pencil marks and do touch-ups where necessary.