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Arya’s Nursery (Complete)

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Now that Arya is home and things have settled down a bit, I was finally able to complete her Nursery Tree Mural as I had intended.  The original concept was to have her initials appear as if they were carved into the tree along with a date for when they are carved.  The date being her birth date.

I started with editing my Adobe Illustrator file to reflect her birth date and then printing it to act as a template to create a mask for applying the paint to the tree.  …

Arya’s Nursery (Part 2)

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Numerous lessons learned on the next phase of painting the mural for Arya’s nursery including needing to read the directions and reviews on glitter paint, white on yellow is not a good combination, don’t change what works, frisket is not the best stencil material for a rough-textured wall unless you trim it in place, you should not reuse frisket for multiple colors, and not trusting my ability with artistic paint brushes.

In order to give the butterflies a little sparkle, Gladys and I settled on the line of Martha Stewart Living glitter paints for the butterflies that would circle the tree completed in my previous post.  …

Arya’s Nursery (Part 1)

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Those who know me, know that I don’t ever do things the easy way.  Well, you can image with the excitement building to welcome our baby girl into the world, I started imagining ideas for the nursery.  I saw some pictures online of murals that included trees which got my mind going.  Apparently, there are vinyl appliques that one can buy, but none of them seemed to have what I was looking for.  Then I looked at painted murals people had done and all of them seemed either too real or too “childish” for my tastes.  …