I tried to convince my husband it would be a great idea if I painted the white silhouette of a tree on our navy blue wall in the dining room. He just didn't catch the vision, so it was on to Plan B.
I decided to cut the shape I wanted out of white contact, and stick it onto the wall.
I had looked at many laser-cut, vinyl wall art sites, but anything I was interested in was not large enough, or way too expensive. So this is what I did:
1.Enlarged a photo I had taken over a year ago, using The Big Picture Program.
2. I pasted the picture onto the contact backing and began the laborious task of cutting it out.
(I had just about reached the end when Andrew says, "I don't know why your are going to so much trouble. It would be easier to just paint it on." GRRRR!)
3. I then began the painstaking task of trying to peel the backing off slowly, while applying it to the wall. The are a couple of places where the contact lost its grip, as I had to rearrange it several times. I have used craft glue behind these pieces.
This is the finished product.
The new prints I framed are from yumiyumi on Etsy. Go and have a look at her artwork. It is delightful.
The shelf I was painting last weekend ended up being moved to a completely different room.