after seeing an amazing post on design sponge of walls painted with birch trees here, i knew i had to find a place to do this in my house. it looked too amazing not to copy. so our newly christened "green monster" wall that we finished painting the weekend prior got the treatment.
i found a stock photo i liked of trees on istockphoto.com and then manipulated it in illustrator to fit the wall space i needed to fill. then i printed the image out onto 3 separate sheets of transparency paper since my wall is super long and it wouldn't fit the image on one and project large enough. then i projected the image onto the wall and traced it out with chalk. i tried to keep the chalk within the lines so i could just cover the chalk with the paint.
i found that using a smaller artist paint brush absorbed less paint and went on more smoothly. i was using the flat green wall paint we had leftover from painting just mixed with some flat white paint of the same brand to make the color lighter. it took 2 days to draw and paint all of the trees since my wall is so enormous and had about 20 trees on it.
it turned out awesome. i left the bird in from the original istockphoto image since i thought it added a little cheek to the wall.
the husband loves it too which makes it even better. it turned out great and makes the room so much more fun and interesting to look at without the use of a million frames on it. which is good since we didn't know how to fill such a huge wall without making it busy as crap. mission accomplished!! so if you think it looks awesome then you should jump on in and try it yourself!