Some of you guys have seen the picture of my (messy) room that was in my A Day In The Life Of A Student Blogger: Weekend Edition post I published a while ago.
After that post was up a couple people asked me how I put up my wall decals, and that’s exactly what I’m here for now.
I’m going to be giving you a step by step guide on how to put that quote you love or your favorite artist’s logo up on your wall.
I went with an American Horror Story quote. Not really surprising, is it?
It’s actually really easy but can take a bit of time to cut out and paint
Step 1: Print Out Your Decal
I usually type up my decals on a word doc and then just print them out, but you can also search online and get a couple images, logos, or quotes which you can use too.
Tip: Don’t use black ink! It gets everywhere and will smudge off the paper. I recommend using a light gray printer ink instead. You can easily do this by changing the color of the text or using a color wash on the images.
Step 2: Cut Them Out
You can do this a couple different ways.
I opt for cutting out the actual letters (like the image below shows) and then tracing them on my wall, but you can also make this a stencil and do it the other way. I find that that way makes everything look a lot
I find that that way makes everything look a lot sloppier, and it takes, even more, time to take the stencil off and then clean up the letters.
Step 3: Stick Them On Your Wall
This one is pretty simple. Just stick them on.
You can use tape or poster putty. Don’t use something like glue because we’ll be taking this off later.
Tip: Draw out some marks with a pencil to make sure your decal won’t be slanted when you put it on.
Step 4: Trace Around It And Erase Any Other Marks
Make sue that you get those lines sharp and accurate so it won’t mess up your final piece.
Try your hardest to not smudge the pencil, because that will be your guide for when you paint later.
(I know the M is wonky, it still bothers me…)
Step 5: Paint!
This is the final step.
Just take some acrylic paint or whatever kind you want and paint inside the lines you drew before.
Heres what I ended up doing. I changed a couple things, but it’s still pretty awesome in my opinion!