Step 3: Step 3: Painting Prep

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This step was the key to my whole project.  I'm really not that artistic and my freehand painting is only to be laughed at.  If you are an art genious, I suppose you can skip it.  Find yourself a projector or borrow one from someone or work or where ever you can get one.  Then load the template image you created earlier to a laptop.  Now as best you can, line up the projector to the wall you are painting and scale the image to the size you want.  You may have to move the projector around to layout your whole design.  Alternate moving the projector and moving the image on the laptop to get your whole area covered.  Painting over the image is probably not feasible unless you own the projector.  So using a pencil lightly trace the outline of everything to your wall.  You don't have to be perfect here but the closer you are the more time you will save later on.  I had a good bit of clean up to do in my images while painting as you can probably see in some of the pictures.  If your careful, the paint should cover most of your pencil marks.