Step 4: Add Two Softly Contrasting Shades

add two softly contrasting shades
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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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
      Level
    • folding ruler
      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