Creating a sky mural is much easier than you think! I did this one in
just one day in our home in Idaho over Thanksgiving week.
I first measured out my space of 15 x 8 feet, marking it with painters
tape, then painted the inside of my rectangle pale blue.
I found that holding a wide, flat board to the wall and against the
ceiling was the easiest way to get my measurements straight, marking the end
of the board as I moved it along the wall. Give this a try in a large room
where holding a tape measure to the wall becomes difficult if you are doing
the project alone.
I decided I wanted the clouds to surround the inside of the frame with
just wispy clouds in the center.
I began by blotting light gray paint in a random pattern with a wide
paint brush, blending it to a softer pattern with a sea sponge.
I then blotted a very pale cream (you can use white if you like) on the
top area of the gray, blending it as well, both in to the gray area and
along the top against the blue sky.
You can create any shaped cloud you choose. If you need a visual
reference, look to the sky or a photo of clouds. Feel free to copy the one I
have below of real clouds as a good reference.
Click photo to enlarge
and save for your own use
Now I will cast plaster pieces to surround my ceiling
mural and create the look of a real Victorian Ceiling.
Photos of the full ceiling mural will come after
To give your sky mural a sunset
appearance, simply blot on and blend a bit of pink or muted yellow to the
underside or top side of your clouds.