The Painted Garden
Bedroom mural for my daughter
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I had a lot of fun doing this mural for my daughter (but it was a lot of work as well). We worked together on picking out to colors and items that were going to go into it. Some items (the two blue birds, the birdhouse on the upper left, and the tiny birdhouse on the pole in the pond) are painted objects mounted to the wall. Some of the items were stenciled, some were freehand painted, and a few are appliqués on the wall.
The lake is the most complicated hand painted item in the mural. Much of the mural was done with sponge painting, but this was all by hand. The birdhouse on the pole is a small wooden one (about 2" high) that we painted and glued onto the wall.
In this shot, you can see one of the "hidden" pictures. The star to the left of the bird can't be seen unless you're really close. At night, however, it shines, because it's been done with glow-in-the-dark paint.
We have a lot of climbing plants in our yard, and a few hummingbirds stop by daily at them and at our hummingbird feeder. If we stay really still, they're a lot of fun to watch. You can't see their wings as clearly as this one!