Forest Lagoon Mural
May 22nd, 2013 by Craftylocks

Sometimes I get a bit immersed in a project and a few things suffer – including keeping up with regular posts here. I thought that some of you might be interested in one of my recent projects, even if not at all paper craft related!

I quite like painting on things and had an old starry border in my daughters room that we didn’t want anymore, but we did want a forest mural. I came up with an idea for creating the new mural to work with the existing paint, and cover the old stars. This is stage one of the mural and covers the top quarter of the rooms walls. The next stage is to add some waterlife into the bottom three quarters of the room. And after that, it is on to another bedroom!

The start - on my ladder painting the waterfall

Some forest on the left of the waterfall

and some forest bushes growing on the right of the waterfall

The waterfall finished

The wall to the left of the waterfall just about finished

The wall to the left of the waterfall finished

The wall to the right of the waterfall with parrots near the curtain

On the other side of the curtain, more critters

Close up of the hummingbirds that were a special request

The wall around from the hummingbirds, and a bit of their wall, showing the first layer of paint

Now with some details added

and then with creatures added

The fourth wall - with Harry the crocodile on it

and one of the flamingoes

Showing most of Harry's wall

Above the door, the final creature for stage one of this mural

And now another one – Dr Seuss mural.

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4 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
June 20th, 2013 at 1:10 am

Thank you, it was just a lot of fun, that turned out well.

@ Joanne – we sure have ruined that option! So I asked the children how we punish them instead and they replied ‘we need to do something naughty to find out’.

@ Tina – starting really was the hardest bit – it took me ages, but once I started I couldn’t stop.

@ Jessica – it did cross my mind part way through ‘what if we wanted to sell?’ but then I thought ‘well we can’t move now, we’ll have to stay here till the children grow up!’.

Joanne writes:
June 19th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Being sent to your room is not much of a punishment in your house!

Tina writes:
June 19th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

You are such a clever person, would not know where to begin, all kudos to you!

Jessica writes:
June 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

You are SO talented! I also love the way you are enjoying your house and making it special for your children instead of just worrying about ‘resale value’ what’s the point of owning your own plsce if not to have fun with it! 🙂

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