Step 4: Press the Stamp Flat to the Wall

using a stamp on a yellow-painted wall
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Move across the wall in horizontal rows. Here, Carter stamped every other 4-inch square. If you're worried about wavy lines, let a chalk line be your guide. Adjust spacing when you near the end of a row so that you end with a full square.
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    Tools List

    • craft scissors
      Scissors, to cut the foam material
    • X-Acto knife, to cut out the patterns
    • roller tray
      Small roller tray or plastic plate, to hold the paint
    • artist paintbrush
      Artist's paint brush
    • level
      Level, to create straight guide lines
    • chalk
      Chalk, to draw lines lightly on wall

    Shopping List

    1. Craft foam

    2. White glue

    3. Wood blocks to hold the cut patterns

    4. Paint for both background color and pattern color