Painting "Water" in Kids Room

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Painting "Water" in Kids Room

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Where can I find painting techniques online? More Specifically, does anyone know how or where I can find how to paint a wall (Color of Paints, What paints to use, Which brushes - sponges to use, etc) to look like water?

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Originally Posted by u-571 survivor View Post
Where can I find painting techniques online?

I haven't a clue

Have you tried asking at your local paint store? Most paint stores [not depts] have 1 or more employees either capable of answering your questions or pointing you in the right direction to get the answers.
 
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Originally Posted by u-571 survivor View Post
Hi,

Where can I find painting techniques online? More Specifically, does anyone know how or where I can find how to paint a wall (Color of Paints, What paints to use, Which brushes - sponges to use, etc) to look like water?

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Try Googling "Faux Finish Water Scene" or Faux Finish Techiniques (spelling issue on that one), Or Try Faux Finish Tools of Trade.

That ought to get you moving.
 
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...Specifically, does anyone know how or where I can find how to paint a wall (Color of Paints, What paints to use, Which brushes - sponges to use, etc) to look like water?
Not off-hand, sorry
Not that I don't think it'd be a great painting project, but have you looked into digital murals at all?
It's wallcovering (wallpaper) that can be anything you'd like
They can take pictures of water and make a wallcovering out of it
Just a thought
 
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do you want it to seem like you're underwater or a birdseye view of the top of the ocean with waves & whitecaps? just water or fish & seaweed, etc? bubbles maybe?

there are lots of murals of underwater scenes and many wallpapers with a watery look. i would highly recommend either of these 2 options over trying to paint "water", if you are not a highly skilled artist. but if you're set on attempting it, find a picture of water first & try to duplicate it. here are several images of water used in wallpapers:

http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/wallpaper/search_results.asp-asp--si--6?gensearchby=1

or, if all else fails, just do the walls in a simple solid blue & use fish/sea accessories around the room to convey the idea of water, like this:

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_childrens/article/0,1793,HGTV_3367_2472344,00.html
 

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Go here for a step by step underwater painting lesson by Patrick Ganino of Creative Evolution. He's great!
But... I agree with Annette again - painting water is one of the most difficult things to do.

http://www.learntofaux.com/how_to_underwater_mural.php
 
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