Several comments on how I did the sky, thought I’d share the technique with everyone.
It’s all done with emulsion.
First, paint the complete wall with whichever shade of blue you would like.
Then when it’s dry, with a stiff brush no bigger than 1/2″ start by painting the outer cloud with pure white in short circular motions, 1″ at a time and moving along right to left.
As you come further down into the cloud let the brush dry out of paint on it’s own accord until the blue starts to come through the cloud. This way you can layer the cloud as often as you wish.
On some of them smoothly merge a grey into the bottom of the white to emphasise the shade from the sun.
For the whispey bits of cloud (which are not too prominent in the photograph) very lightly with a smaller stiff dry brush, paint a few whispey lines away from the main cloud in a slightly wonkey motion to fade out to nothing.
It took a few days to paint the clouds and get it how I wanted, but is was certainly worth it.
Will be in touch again when got new photos, Just doing my church at the moment
A huge thanks to Stuart.
Backdrops make such a difference to a layout. But I know from your mails and comments what a thorny issue they are.
I thought Stuart’s solution was fab.
What I like best about it, is if it doesn’t work out, another lick of paint and it’s all back to normal.
Please leave a comment below if you’re going to give it a go!
That’s all for today, folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget The Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to grab the bull by the horns, stop dreaming and start doing.
PS Some of you have asked about the print out scenery:
Here’s what the house bundle can look like if you get busy:
Keep ’em coming!