PAINT THIS: Cascade Range Mountain Mural

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Bring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest inside with the Cascade Range Mountain Mural. A simple and satisfying DIY, follow the easy instructions below to complete this project over a rainy weekend.

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Here is what you will need:

  • 1 qt  0740 Just About Green Premium Flat
  • 1 qt 0741 Turning Leaf Premium Flat
  • 1 qt 0743 Belladonna's Leaf Premium Flat
  • 1 qt 0745 Chic Shade Premium Flat
  • 1 qt 0746 Mother Nature Premium Flat
  • 1 qt H0095N Baize Premium Flat
  • 2.5” angled paintbrushes
  • 1” paintbrush (flat or angled)
  • Large drop cloth for floor covering
  • Pencil
  • Level with ruler
  • Rags
  • Blue Painter’s Tape
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How to:

1. Cover trim below wall with blue tape and lay down drop cloth to protect floors.

2. Divide the wall horizontally into 6 sections horizontally, with each section measuring different heights. You want a foreground, a few mid grounds and a background.

3. Begin sketching going horizontally at each divided section of rough and smooth edged mountains, creating a range. You should layer large and smaller mountains. Remember to leave a sky area and a larger foreground.

 

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4. Once you’ve sketched out the mountains. Begin by opening up all colors and paint lightest to darkest, and from top (the sky) to bottom (foreground).

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4. Work your way down with the wall with the gradient of colors, filling in the sketched mountains with your 2.5” angle brush and 1” brush for detail areas. Include a few lighter peaks between the gradients for visual interest.

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5. Once you have painted all of your different layers of colors. Let dry and apply a second coat if needed. Return to mural and touch up if needed.

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6. Sit back, relax and enjoy the calm of your Cascade Range Mountain mural in soothing green hues. A huge

THANK YOU to Nikolor Art for providing the inspiration, instructions and images for PAINT THIS: Cascade Range Mountain Mural. Check out more of Nikole’s colorful work here.