How to Plan a Wall Mural Painting : Plastic Wrap for Wall Mural Painting

How to Plan a Wall Mural Painting : Plastic Wrap for Wall Mural Painting


IAN LOVEALL: Hi! I’m Ian Loveall with Expert
Village and we’re painting murals. As you can see, we’ve been having fun so far. Miscellaneous
materials you will find around your house make for great texture tools. I’ll show you
how. So, a painter’s tools are not limited to brush and paint. Anything you find around
the house can be turned into a tool for painting. For example, plastic wrap. This stuff is great.
I’m going to lay down a basic wash. Plastic wrap is good for what we call pouncing and
that is when you take an empty tool, say, a clean piece of Saran Wrap and you pounce
it onto a wash. Now, you might not able to see, but you get very, very subtle variations
in the texture there. This is great for doing stonework or marble, any special effect where
you need to have very subtle transitions and texture. You can also brush paint directly
onto the plastic, scrunch it up and start a new layer. Very delicate, little edges and
angles are created. Another thing you can do with this–is good for your creating ripples
in water. So say, this is our base coat, keeping it nice and wet. Take the plastic wrap, stretch
it out so that you’ll get nice, little striations and peel off. So you got some nice, little
rippling effects. And then, of course, depend on the colors you’ll use. The effect is amplified
or even more subtle than that. Or you can take it, scrunch up, press down at one point
and drag all the way across for a different look. Again, play around. It’s fun. It’s available
and it’s cheap. You don’t get any better than that.

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