Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Making of A Map Mural

Just a quick little how to on the map mural in our bedroom. We started with 7, $4 maps from Paper Source. We repeated some Paris, Italy, and USA maps and layered then into a 6 X 3 foot design. We used masonite board as our base because it's pretty lightweight and we knew we could adhere the maps easily to wood.

Here is our piece of masonite board cut and prepped for the adhering. This board was $10, I think.
After laying out the whole design, we lifted the maps layer by layer and penciled where to line up the maps when adhering them. We left about an inch of border off the board to wrap it like a present around the back for a clean line. We then used spray adhesive to lay the maps down on the masonite board.
After all of the maps were spray-adhered down I used modge-podge to apply an extra seal over the top. It actually ended up giving it a texture that I really loved.

The finished product! We hung some wire on the back and hooked it on! It's lightweight enough that we're not worried about it falling at all! It's the perfect addition to our bedroom space!


Geoff and McCaulie said...

LOVE THIS!! I actaully like it some much more then your inspiration photo!!

Great Job!!

Geoff and McCaulie said...

actually - yes I can spell ;)

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