Once you’ve gathered your decorating arsenal, follow this simple guide and check out our video to see the process in action.
Step 1: Start by painting the sky as the background with Striking Cyan. To ensure an even finish, roll paint on in a ‘W’ shape, fill it in and repeat until the wall is covered. Allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Have your coloured chalk at the ready to measure and mark the position of the skyline. To create the buildings, draw around different shaped empty cardboard boxes. To ensure the buildings aren’t on too much of a lean, use a spirit level to check them as you go along.
Step 3: Follow the outside of the chalked lines with masking tape and rub the edges down.
Step 4: Apply a coat of Striking Cyan, or your chosen background colour, over the edge of the masking tape, inside the area you’ll be painting black. You’ll need to wait for this to dry, so now’s the perfect time to have a cup of tea and relax.
Step 5: Fill in your skyline with Rich Black and a small paint roller, working from top to bottom. To get a sharp point on the inside edge of the building shapes, press your fingernail into the corner you want to create at an angle, then tear the masking tape upwards and away from the corner. It might be time for a beer now, while you wait for it to dry before removing the masking tape.