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Bring the outside in with this painted landscape feature wall

26 Aug 2020

Unleash your inner artist and transform a plain wall with a paint-by-numbers style design in soft Resene paint colours.  

You will need:

Step 1 Draw your design on paper first and plan out which colours you’ll be using to bring it to life. Fleur decided to use Resene Dawn Pink, Resene Quarter Milk White and Resene Quarter Delta for the sky, Resene Lemon Ginger, Resene Grass Hopper, Resene Planter, Resene Saratoga, Resene Waiouru and Resene Karma for the land, Resene West Coast and Resene Go Ben for the reflections and Resene Rhino, Resene Seachange, Resene Bali Hai, Resene Frozen and Resene Link Water for the water.

Step 2 Mask the edges of your wall to protect the surrounding walls, ceiling and skirting boards. For best results, use a damp cloth to remove any dust from the surfaces and allow them to dry before applying your masking so that it will fully adhere, and be sure to use high quality painter’s masking tape, available from your local Resene ColorShop, to ensure you get a nice, clean line when you remove it.

Step 3 Use a pencil to draw your design on to the wall. If you make a mistake, a multipurpose household cleaner will do a better job of removing the pencil marks than an eraser.

Step 4 Start from the top of your design and work your way down the wall, painting every other section of colour. Use your flat artist’s brushes to paint in the edges of each colour first, then use your larger Resene testpot brush or your mini smooth surface roller to fill in the larger sections. Allow each colour to dry completely and then apply a second coat.

Step 5 Fill in the remaining sections of colour, allowing the first coat to dry before applying a second coat. Once all your paint has dried completely, carefully remove your masking tape.

Instead of buying a piece of art, why not make your whole wall the canvas? Fleur created this beautiful landscape feature wall with Resene Dawn Pink, Resene Quarter Milk White and Resene Quarter Delta for the sky, Resene Lemon Ginger, Resene Grass Hopper, Resene Planter, Resene Saratoga, Resene Waiouru and Resene Karma for the land, Resene West Coast and Resene Go Ben for the reflections and Resene Rhino, Resene Seachange, Resene Bali Hai, Resene Frozen and Resene Link Water for the water. The ceiling and skirting is painted in Resene Half Rice Cake and the adjacent wall is painted in Resene Eighth Canterbury Clay.

project and styling Fleur Thorpe