OK, so here's a test run of a stencil to paint mountains on the wall, around a room, as seen in the pictures above (of a theater room that I painted a few weeks ago. This would be easy for anyone to do on your own, or you can wait until I get around to finalizing these.
On the practice sheet... I think it turned out fairly nice, though I rushed through the moon glow on the mountain tops. But, that wasn't the main test. The mountains were, with the colors. Anyway, hopefully this will give you some ideas of something different. I also had someone ask about the size of these stencils because he wanted to add the mountains to his soffit. I hadn't thought about that... so now I am. I told him that a soffit would probably need to be around 18" on the inside for mountains to work well. Anyway... here are some pictures of the steps.
The background painted (I only painted down as far as I thought I'd need to for the mountains to cover the bare areas).
The stencil covering the dark blue background/sky and the bottom painted black.
Sky and mountains:
Hanging it on an old wall to continue the experimenting:
The tops are painted. It's supposed to be more of a moon-glow look. If I get serious about this then I'll have a real artist do the training.
The same picture with a black light on:
At this point, the test was finished and I was about to take the paper down, but my kids wanted me to put some stars in the sky. So... I did:
Then, the same picture in the dark
I would love some feedback!!! But, first, realize that I'm not an artist, so if you have feedback on how badly I painted... that'll be a given. I'll still listen to it, however. But, I'd love feedback on things that pop into your mind of maybe other ideas (Cityscape, mountain tops with trees, etc.), paint colors, or whatever. There has been nothing officially designed yet and sent to the Laser-Cutter-Guy, so all ideas are welcome.
Oh, and I just free-handed a mountainscape on 36" wide kraft paper that I got at Lowe's.