Elsa Rhae

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Floral Wall Paint

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My mother was the inspiration behind this design-- or the giver of inspiration, I should say. The late artist, William Morris, was who this wall was truly fashioned after (thanks, mom). She loved the repetition of floral patterns in his work and my job was to attempt to re-create this repetition on a large scale in a short amount of time.

A few William Morris example pieces I kept in mind:

My first step was to section the wall off into 14"x14" squares using masking tape. (Side story: 1 year ago I was sent boxes on boxes of masking tape after three of my murals went viral on Facebook and Instagram. Anyone need any painters tape..?)

The next step involved choosing a design pattern. I created a checkerboard theme with 2 flower designs, each design flipped horizontally from the one prior in the sequence (see image below).

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Each pattern is symmetrically flipped of it's matching pattern horizontally and vertically. This keeps the entire wall looking coordinated and slightly different in each section.

Each pattern is symmetrically flipped of it's matching pattern horizontally and vertically. This keeps the entire wall looking coordinated and slightly different in each section.

After removing the tape I chose to add gradients of dots in the center between each of the patterns. The wall didn't need the dots to look finished, but I do like the addition! Check out the full video below to see the process from start to finish!

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