Introducing: The Family. Dove (34), Dar-Le (29), Mustard-Man (11) and Opalina-Ballerina (1)
Holy hell, that's awesome. Like, seriously awesome. Really, tremendously well done, Opal. Yay!
WOW Lady, that's amazing, How did you do that???-Laura M
Thank you Laura!It was a very fun adventure getting that image up on my wall! After a lot of research, I decided to have it printed out at Staples as an "architectual blueprint". It's just plain ink on plain paper with no protection, but it was REALLY cheap. Since we're on a very limited budget, this appealed to me!You can't just walk into a Staples with a photograph and ask them to this, though. You have to have it already formatted as a .pdf and cut into sections.Blueprints can only be done in black and white and can be up to 3 ft wide, and 50 (!!!) ft long. So I did it in 5 ceiling to floor strips and asked them to please trim the edges for me so there wouldn't be a border. The total cost of the printing was ..............drumroll.........Fourty-three dollars Canadian after tax!!!! So, I got the sheets home and decided to use spray adhesive to attach them to the wall. I won't be doing that again. It worked at first, but after some moisture got in the air, the paper wrinkled. So, next time I think I'll try rolling on modge podge and see how that goes. I think wallpaper paste might soak into the paper. So, I used thumbtacks to hold it up, and a post-it gluestick on the edges at first to get it perfectly placed, and then glued it on! And that's it! Big impact, low cost!
ok first, LOVE LOVE LOVEmust come visit soonsecondoddly that's so not the wall I imagined the mural on. Even though I now realize it's the only wall that makes sense