Thank god for this thread. I posted a "help" thread but no one responded. I'm really lost. We have an open floor plan so basically four main walls make up our entire downstairs area....and I tried to lazure but couldn't get it right. Half of one wall is bright orange and it's just been left like that.
Here's what I did.
I took our high quality Waldorf watercolors and mixed a little bit of paint into a cup of water and then sponged it onto the wall. It ran a ton (I see now that I should have used a brush.) It took me hours just to do a small section of the wall because I couldn't get it even looking and it just looked totally sloppy.
So here are my questions. And I have read through the entire thread...I just still don't get it lol.
Whatever type of paint I use, do I take a small container and mix in a little paint and a little water and then just watercolor wash one color over the entire wall?
Then follow up with a second coat and a third in different colors?
Do you leave the mixture thick or runny?
Do you glob some paint on the wall and then use a brush and water to spread and thin the paint?
If you are using the first method- seems to me that the mixture is so thin that it just runs right down the wall? (again I was using a sponge...is the brush key here? It dosen't seem like the paint would really even stick to it if it's that thin? And I thought a DRY brush was key...so how does that one work lol?
Take a small container and add some paint and some water.
Dip brush and paint entire wall one color.
Allow it to dry and go over it with a darker color.
Is that right?
And....to get that great sunrise effect it dosen't seem like they are applying the color as stated above.
How do you do that?
Like she did here:http://www.innavenir.com/house/painting/
How did she get that peach section across the bottom? Did she just wet the wall and put a lot more paint on that section- and it wasn't as watered down? When she did that intital first coat did she do the bottom of the wall in thicker paint and then thin out as she went up in the same color?
PLEASE HELP. My wall is a disgrace.