I've wanted to paint clouds on a ceiling for as long as I can remember. Since I had a feeling that there were more cloud lovers out there that may indeed want pretty puffs on their ceiling, I put together this little tutorial to show you how exactly did it.
First, you will need to start with a clean surface.
Tape up around the edges of your walls, and paint you ceiling whatever color "blue sky" you desire. Once your blue coat is completly dry, its time to paint some CLOUDS!
Yes, I realize how bad I look, but I quicky got over it for the sake of showing you the size brush I used... your welcome :+)
The first step is very easy, Mix 50 % of your blue ceiling paint with 50% water based white house paint.
Take a 3-4 inch brush and dip the end into the mixture, You want a semi dry brush for this process. Start forming cloud shapes around your the ceiling. Making sure they are different shapes and sizes. This first coat goes on light and dries even lighter so no need worry if the clouds are don't stand out (yet).
Once the first coat of "clouds" are dry you will need your sea sponge. Mix 75% white house paint with 25% of your blue color.
Once you are ready to start painting dip the end of your sponge into the mixture and start dabbing from the center of the clouds to the outside. Try your best not to go over the very outside edges, leaving them the lighter 50/50 mixture helps them blend into the sky for a more natural look.
In the photo below you can see both the lighter (first coat is the top left) clouds and the clouds with two coats. I left 3-4 of those lighter clouds, I really like the contrast it gives.
Then I used the same sponge (with the white paint on it) and dipped it into a very light pink acrylic paint - think baby girl pink. This added little "pink" edges to the clouds, which you can see in the below photo.
Here is what it looks like from the door.
Looking back I'm sad I hadn't done this sooner. They were so easy to paint, I love every inperfection :+)
PS: The bake sale for Operation Layla goes live today. In case you missed the post you can click here to read all about it. I will post the link to the bake sale soon as I get it!
Happy Hump Day!