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Transfer Art Patterns
onto Concrete for Decorative
Painting

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This summer we painted an old porch to look
like green marble tiles. Then whimsy took hold …

How to paint art onto concrete

We left an area blank so we could add a compass
design … yes, it really does point true North.

Faux bricks painted on concrete

Then we added this herringbone brick pattern at the
back door.

Painting old concrete

This was dismal, grubby, 60-year-old concrete
when we began this project!

How to Paint Art onto Concrete

Now it's a true work of art. But these designs were not
painted free-hand. We transferred the designs onto
the concrete FIRST, and then painted within the lines.

Video How to Paint Art on Concrete

You can see the HomeTalk video by clicking
the image above.

Compass pattern by Stephie McCarthy

To print this free compass pattern in a new
window click here.

We printed our compass pattern using the "tile" setting in
Photoshop. You can enlarge and print any artwork at

blockposters.com

Making a pattern for decorative painting

We used a small compass to align the pattern to true North.
Tape the pattern down in a few spots so that you
can still lift it as you transfer the pattern.

Transferring Art Patterns for Faux Painting

Tracing around the pattern then cutting bits of it away,
is a process we call the "reverse stencil". Draw
AROUND the pattern, instead of inside of it.

Patterns for Faux Painting

The video will help clarify this starting at about 1:34.

One we had the basic outline, we were able to complete
the pattern by referring to the original, using a
straight edge and sketching in the rest.

Painting faux bricks on concrete

To print this free compass pattern in a new
window click here.

We printed our brick pattern using the "tile" setting in
Photoshop. You can enlarge and print any artwork at

blockposters.com

How to paint faux bricks

By folding the pattern back, we were able to use the
paper as a straight edge to mark out the basic elements
of the pattern. We refined the design before painting.

Decorative painting bricks

The HomeTalk video demonstrates this transfer
technique at 3:19

How to make symetrical patterns

On either side of the compass we added some curly
foliage shapes in the green marble half circle. We sketch
the first one in chalk, covered it with a sheet protector,
and traced it with a laundry marker.

Making a matching stencil

Then we were able to cut out the design, flip the image
and use it to mark the matching design with a
contrasting chalk.

This is shown on the video at 5:38, click here

How to update a concrete porch

Coming soon! How to paint faux brick on concrete.

For how to paint the green marble effect, click here.

For how to paint the faux brick effect, click here.

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