MAKE YOUR OWN ART!
Follow Emily’s creative process to inspire a mural masterpiece of your own.
1. GET MOTIVATED BY COLOR.
Take a walk, look through art or picture books, or reflect on your favorite colors. Head to a nearby paint store and pick out paint chips that catch your eye.
2. CUT AND PASTE.
Cut your paint chips into shapes and arrange them into a scene. Move the forms around until you settle on a composition that appeals to you. Snap a photo or glue it down when you get it just right.
3. TAKE IT TO THE WALL.
Visualize your design in large scale. If you need a little help, use a projector to cast your design onto the space and roughly sketch it with chalk. Or, wing it!
4. GATHER SUPPLIES AND GET STARTED.
You’ll need drop cloths, trays, brushes, a ladder, and LOTS of paint! Pop open the paint cans and have some fun.
“DON’T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY.
YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE A MESS. YOU’RE GOING TO ‘MESS UP.’ BUT PAINT
DRIES AND YOU CAN PAINT OVER IT.”