Step 4: Add Two Softly Contrasting Shades

Carter used Benjamin Moore's Salisbury Green inside the lines and Province Blue for the background. Using the same artist's brush, he dabbed on the paint to create a mottled effect, letting a bit of the pale-blue base color show through. This adds depth. Any mistakes can be easily painted over.
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    Tools List

    • Pencil
    • two-foot level
    • folding ruler
    • chalk line
      School chalk and/or Chalk Line with pale chalk dust
    • Painter's Tape
      Painter's Tape (to protect baseboard and molding)
    • artist's brush
      Rounded Artist's Brush, such as a #12

    Shopping List

    1. Tracing paper

    2. Pattern such as a length of wallpaper, fabric, or wrapping paper, or a photocopied image of a patterned object, such as a rug

    3. Damp cloth

    4. Interior latex paint in three colors