MAKE YOUR OWN ART!

Fol­low Emily’s creative process to in­spire a mu­ral master­piece of your own.

Do It Yourself - - Before + After -

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.

Emily’s advice:

“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.”

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