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Great DIY Wall Art Idea

May 14th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Wall Stencil

This nameless artist (curse websites which offer no attribution!) says that he has no drawing skills, but he wanted to decorate a plain wall in his kitchen. Technology to the rescue! He took a movie still from The Seven Samurai, simplified it into a black-and-white graphic, then used a projector to beam it onto the wall where he wanted it. After that it was simply a matter of coloring inside the lines. He provides a step-by-step guide here.

Well. I don’t know about you, but I can think of a heck of a lot of movie stills that would look pretty darn awesome as a wall stencil. The shadow of Nosferatu, for instance; or Carol Ann in front of the TV. If you were really feeling ambitious you could fill a wall with a bunch of smaller stencils, each representing a different iconic scene.

The tutorial touches on it briefly, but you’ll definitely want to take great care that the projector is stable and can’t be jostled out of alignment. If your project is going to take more than a few hours, it might be worthwhile to lightly trace guidelines for re-aligning the projected image so you can come back to it later.

This is a unique, inexpensive way to spruce up a room, and should even be suitable for rentals since removing it is simply a matter of repainting the wall.

(via ShellHawk)

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