canâ€™t even draw a stick figure. Will
I be really able to do this?
Itâ€™s really very easy. Just tape
up the pattern and transfer paper,
trace the lines and then paint the
areas with the corresponding colors.
Itâ€™s just like coloring in a coloring
How long will it take?
Youâ€™ll not only be done before you
know it, but it should only take about
What is included in the kit and
is there anything else I will need
Each kit includes the paper pattern,
transfer paper, directions and a color
guide. You will need to buy the paints,
a couple of brushes and some painters
Where do I find the paints?
The Americana paints by DecoArt can
be found at most craft and art supply
stores. They are sold at Wal-Mart,
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin
Crafts, Garden Ridge, Hancock Fabrics,
Crafts & Stuff, Maeâ€™s, Jo Ann Stores
and many more. To find the store closest
to you go to their website:
Do I have to use their paints?
No. There are generic paints listed
too. You can even come up with your
own color palette.
Do I have to prep the wall before
For best results the wall should
be clean and dust and dirt free.
What type of paint should I use
for the background - matte, semi-gloss
Itâ€™s best to use a satin, semi-gloss
or eggshell finish. This way smudges
from the transfer paper can be removed
with a damp cloth.
Can I paint it on any color of
Most murals will do best on a white
or off white or very pale color. The
only exception is the Carousel of
Critters. This should be on a little
darker color so the white animals
will show up. Try a light cream, light
blue or light sage green.
Why shouldnâ€™t I trace the numbers
Itâ€™s best if you donâ€™t only because
some of the numbers might show through
the lighter colored paints. You might
want to try to do a test first.
Can I reverse the patterns so
the design faces the opposite direction?
Yes. Simply place the pattern on
top of the transfer paper with the
transfer material facing the back
of the pattern. Trace design, and
flip over the pattern. Your design
will now have the design on the back
in reverse. Proceed with normal directions.
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