Tropical Wall Mural Step-by-step Tutorial
Welcome back, Cutting Edge Stencils DIY-ers! Take a look at this GORGEOUS stenciled tropical wall mural we created just by using wall stencils! This simple DIY stencil project is an inexpensive way to add the ultimate wow factor to a room. Large palm leaves are a tropical trend that are easily produced with our beautiful leaf stencils. Ditch the pricey wall paper with this trending tropical stencil alternative! Let’s get stenciling!
Introducing wall stencils to a room can be an easy way to create texture and dimension. Our stencil guru, Erika, shows us some simple DIY tips and tricks to stenciling this tropical wall mural. Take a look at this video tutorial before getting started!
The stencils used for this tropical design are the PALM FRONDS 3-PIECE WALL PATTERN KIT, BERMUDA BREEZE TROPICAL WALL PATTERN KIT, and the PALMETTO LEAF STENCIL. The metallic paints used are Modern Masters Pale Gold and Mystical Green! Spray adhesive is optional and can help with reducing paint seepage but is not necessary. Whether using spray adhesive or not, always use blue painters tape to secure the stencil to the wall.
Last, you’ll need a 4″ dense foam roller and a stencil brush to paint the tropical stencil! Simply load and offload the dense foam roller and be sure to cover the roller evenly.
If using spray adhesive mist an even coat on the back of the stencil in a well ventilated area. (You don’t want to breathe that in!) And don’t forget a few pieces of blue painters tape!
Position the first tropical stencil on the wall. The beauty about this stencil project is that you can randomly place the stencils anywhere without having to worry about angle and alignment. There’s no making a mistake! Such an easy stencil project for beginners.
Rolling wall stencils is so easy! Here, we switched back and forth from the Pale gold to Mystical Green for some great contrast! It’s so easy to mix and match your leaf stencils and paint colors to create this tropical mural wall.
Doesn’t this look amazing? The iridescence of the paints bring this project to the next level!
Continue building your tropical wall mural by alternating your stencils and colors. When overlapping stencils, you might need an extra coat of paint to cover the stencil underneath.
When reaching the ceiling edge, let your stencil overlap and roll right up against the ceiling or crown molding. You can use a stencil brush to detail the edge for a crisp look!
Continue stenciling and grouping your individual tropical stencils until the entire wall is covered!
Gently peal back your stencils to reveal your amazing DIY stenciled wall mural. We are so excited to share Erika’s Tropical Wall mural project with you! Can you believe that this was done using stencils? And in just a few hours! What a great way to save money and time, rather than spending a fortune on expensive tropical wallpaper.
Tell us, which room in your home is ready for a wall mural update? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Karli and The Cutting Edge Stencils Crew