Brush up on your painterly decor for a home awash in artistic color! Watercolor murals have been a popular trend in home decor. Their soft fluidity, ombre effects, and abstract look add a refreshing, lively, and organic design to walls. However, you don’t have to be a professional watercolor artist to channel the subtle variations, luminous shades, and sweeps of color that flow from this painterly style. You can easily use Large Wall Stencils from Royal Design Studio to paint your own floral watercolor mural (and we show you how!). Watch the video and read the step-by-step instructions below to learn how…
Step 1: Use latex gloves to protect your hands since this wall finishing technique can get a bit messy. Load your paint brush with pink paint (or your favorite color!). Paint a random shape on your feature wall. Use your paint brush to push around the paint and let it set for a couple minutes.
Step 2: Use a spray bottle to wet the section you just painted. Move the paint around and remove excess paint with cheesecloth.
Step 3: Repeat Step 1 and Step 2, working in small sections at a time, to “watercolor” your entire feature wall.
Step 4: Place and secure the large wall stencil at the top center of your feature wall with painter’s tape.
Step 5: Load a foam roller with white paint and offload the excess paint onto a paper towel before stenciling. Offloading will allow you to use minimal paint so you can avoid bleeding under the stencil. Stencil the wall design using a light to medium pressure.
Step 6: Remove and reposition the wall stencil using the built in registration marks. These marks help you align the stencil above, below, or to either side perfectly every time.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 4 through 6 until your feature wall is completely stenciled.
If you are inspired and want to stencil your own DIY watercolor wall mural, we’d love to share your beautiful stencil projects with our readers! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or Instagram your stencil projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. Looking for more Stencil Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil tutorials and ideas: