Well, after a little over two weeks, it is finally done!
Yesterday, I finished up a few little touch ups and added some bugs, did an antiquing glaze over the whole wall, and then applied a protective clear coat. The "cloudiness" you see below is a combination of the glaze which hadn't dried completely (it goes on milky white, but dries clear), and reflections of the lights on the wet wall....but you get the general idea. You can see how the antiquing glaze sort of "unifies" the colors and makes it look like a finished piece.
The bright colors got toned down a bit, and now the subjects don't feel like they're popping off the wall....
I like the way it makes it look like a vintage storybook too.
One of my favorite things to do in a mural is to add some tiny little details, like insects. Not only does it make the mural more interesting, but it also gives parents/teachers something with which to distract fussy kids.... "Let's hunt for bugs - can you find....3 bees?2 ladybugs?a line of marching ants?" That sort of thing...
So there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed the in-progress posts and this little "tour" of the finished mural! Thank you for all of your very kind comments - they make my day! :o) Hope you're having a good week.... Linking up at:
Beth, My favorite part would have to be the way you captured the look of a vintage story book. I love vintage story's, Like Dr Dan the Bandaid Man.....ReplyDelete
I love doing children's murals!!!
Thanks for sharing. Great JOb.
Many Blessings, Deborah
Just wonderful, creative, inspiring, colorful, peaceful...I love, love, love it! You are truly blessed with talent from your heavenly Father.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see it in person on Sunday!
Beth... it is beautiful! I love what the glaze did to it. It does look like a vintage storybook. Love it! And all the special touches are so cute. Love the dog playing with the turtle! :) Fantastic job!ReplyDelete
I love the way the subjects reflect on the path. I also love the tree... great job. Overall awesome! The real-life children are gonna love it so much!!!ReplyDelete
Oh My Goodness Beth! Your Finished Mural Is STUNNING! LOVE The Vintage Undertones Of The Glazing. WOW! Especially Enjoyed The Puppy Playing With The Turtle. NICE TOUCH! Your Work Is Phenomenal Beth! Enjoyed This Tour More Than You Can Imagine! :)) Have A Wonderful Weekend! Hugs From The Peach State, TerriReplyDelete
This is amazing. Breathtaking, really. You did such a fabulous job!ReplyDelete
I L.O.V.E. it!!!!ReplyDelete
I also love that you included the boy with the broken foot...I can just imagine little ones who feel "different" and "broken" will feel so welcomed and hopeful! And a "seek and find" of little bugs to help restless children focus...a perfect touch!
And I love finally seeing your smiling face...
Just beautiful..such a wonderful mural. It feels like a page from a storybook. The little details really make it. Thanks for giving us the tour with all the photos. It so fun to see everything up close.ReplyDelete
totally awesome and I super love all the little details ... but I am wondering where it is cause I'm in TN to ...ReplyDelete
This is absolutely stunning! You did a great job!ReplyDelete
Peeked in before we went to the Colmer's for the workday today and I love EVERY detail!!! Can't really choose any one thing that stands out more than anything else, but I did think the shadowing effects were terrific and I am still lovin all the detailing on the trees and leaves! We looked for all the insects while we were there and Russell Taylor wanted me to tell you he thought he even saw 3 fleas on the dog - LOL! :) Thanks so much for sharing your gift - we love it and we love you! <3ReplyDelete
The detail is amazing - it is so perfect for that room - and so much thought went into it - it's magnificent. It's simple but elegant. wow. and you can write too? Not fair. Not fair. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! That's quite a project! You did a great job. Now go rest!ReplyDelete