In 2008 I painted two feature walls for my former sister-in-law. She had these cushions (a gift from Fiji) and was inspired to have the same tapa designs on her wall.
First I tapped an outline of my design. I recommend using Scotch-Blue Painters Tape, as the paint does not bleed through compared to other tapes. Then I drew my motifs on the tape.
I used a craft knife to cut out the the areas that were to be painted.
As you can see the motifs were very detailed.
Once all the drawing and cutting were done, the walls were painted. Acrylic house paint was used as it’s easier to clean up and correct mistakes. The tape was removed once the paint dried and I had to do a little bit of touch up with a fine paint brush.
It took a couple of weekends to complete but it was worth it!