New Twist on an Old Favorite
Paint-by-Numbers are now
BIGGER than ever – literally!
Thanks to Elephants on the Wall you can now paint an entire mural on your child’s bedroom wall in no time. It’s easy. Just TAPE, TRACE & PAINT. These adorable paint-by-numbers wall murals are an easy do-it-yourself project – they are perfect for even the “artistically challenged”. So skip the expensive wallpaper and muralist, and transform your kid’s room decor with a full-sized wall mural for much less. Some murals can even be personalized with your child’s name. Each kit comes with the full-sized paper pattern, transfer paper, directions and a color guide. The prices range from $19.95 to $129.95. To see all the designs go to: www.elephantsonthewall.com
Where Have They Been Seen?
Elephants on the Wall and their murals have been featured in Pregnancy Magazine’s Beauty & Style Guide, HUDSON’S Childrens wear Review, The Patriot News’ “AT HOME” magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Paint Magic Magazine and The House that Faux Built. They have been filmed for an upcoming episode on HGTV”s “I Want That!” and can also be seen in a project for Habitat for Humanity. They have been reviewed by Mom’s Favorite Stuff (www.momsfavoritestuff.com), Popular Baby Products (www.popularbabyproducts. com) and Grandparents.com (www.grandparents.com). They have been blogged about at One Crazy Mother (www.onecrazymother.com).
Just The Facts…
What are they?
These are paint-by-number wall mural kits designed for kids’ rooms.
How many mural designs are available?
We have over 220 different designs including Jungle, Beaches, Garden, Princess,
Fashion, Fairies, Sports, Pirates, Woodland Critters, Barnyard, Nursery Rhymes,
Underwater, Sun, Surf & Beach, Dogs and many more.
Do you do Custom Designs?
Yes, for a bit more, we will work with you to create your own unique mural specifically for YOUR room, using YOUR colors, working around YOUR furniture and YOUR bedding.
How much do they cost?
For existing murals the prices range from $19.95 to $124.95.
Custom Murals range from Custom murals start at $175.00.
What’s included in the kit?
Each kit comes with:
• A full-sized paper pattern
• An equal amount of transfer paper
• Directions and a Color Guide which tells you exactly which colors to buy.
(Paints are sold separately so if you want to change colors you can – without wasting money.)
How do you get an Elephant on a Wall? Easy!
What kind of paints do we need and where do you get them?
We recommend the non-toxic Americana Acrylics by DecoArt. They are easily available at any Michael’s or Joann’s Super Craft store, Hobby Lobby or Ben Franklins for about $1.00-1.50 each. Each mural uses an average of 8-14 colors. (You will only need ONE bottle of each color except for the most predominant color(s) in which case you will probably need two bottles.)
Other supplies you will need:
• A variety of paint brushes (1/4” diameter to 1” flat brushes)
• Painter tape
• Ball point pen
• A container for water
• A plastic lid to use as your palette.
Is it safe to use them while pregnant?
The Americana Acrylics by DecoArt are non-toxic and have no lingering odor.
For best results, start with clean, dry walls. If the background is a gloss finish, then sand lightly before painting.
These are quick-drying, water-based acrylic paints. For spills or drips. clean up immediately with damp cloth or wait until completely dry an scrape off gently with a utility knife.
How long does it take to paint a mural?
Smaller murals can take as little as a few hours, a larger mural takes about 2 – 3 days. It makes a perfect weekend project. If you have two people it will take about half the time and you can have twice the fun!
Where can I find them?
Our murals are available online at www.elephantsonthewall.com
About the Artist…
Southern California award-winning designer and creator of Elephants on the Wall, Patti Newton, is more than an entrepreneur. She is the keeper of whimsy and delight for children’s wall murals.
Since 2005, Patti’s murals have given youngsters something to dream about when they shut their bedroom doors and watch their personal space come alive.
As a former designer for Walt Disney Imagineering and a past instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., Patti’s background combines all of her passions – graphic design, themed environments, lots of color, and love of sharing her talents with others. She is thrilled when moms, dads, school teachers and her other customers say “I can’t believe I did this myself! It was so fun and easy – it’s absolutely Dummy-proof!”. Patti’s design talents are not limited to just children’s art – her passion for theming has helped her transform her mountainside Altadena home into a tropical paradise and her love of cute & whimsical characters has led her to designing five floats for the City of La Cañada Flintridge for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
How did her idea come about? During a visit with her twin grandchildren in Hawaii, she was asked to work on an unfinished paint-by-number wall mural in the children’s room. Once she started painting the mural, she began modifying the characters more and more for more accuracy and cuteness. After she finished her masterpiece with much improved characters, her son, Scott, said, “Why don’t you do this?”
It didn’t take long for Patti to realize there was a need for her skills and that she was good at envisioning what parents and children really want in a wall mural. So, six months later, Elephants on the Wall was born.
Patti’s mural designs fulfill children’s fantasies in wall art and parents’ desires to be artists. There is nothing Patti can’t create – from princesses to pirates and from sports to sea treasures, and perhaps even an occasional elephant on the wall.
What Do Our Customers Say?
Mike & Laura – Erie, PA
“We absolutely love the mural and the baby looks at the bright colors and animals all the time. I thought at first it would be difficult or not turn out right, but it was completely dummy-proof. I don’t think it is possible for it not to turn out right if you are painting over the lines. It was really easy and it was a nice way for my husband and I to get ready for the baby together.
Colleen – Wheeling, IL
“Just wanted to let you know, I finished the Circus Train in my daughter’s playroom and I love it. It took about a month and a half to complete but boy what a difference with your murals versus others in the preciseness of details. You are terrific!”
Melinda – Plymouth, MI
“I highly recommend decorating with these great murals!! I love color and wanted my girls to have fun new rooms. Three of my girls are five and under. I looked at wallpaper, stencils, hiring someone to paint murals, etc. When I found this web site I KNEW this was the answer. I am not a bit artistic nor do I have any extra time-since I work outside the home as well. But this was sooo fun and easy. I worked on it at night after the kids were asleep. I finished all three rooms in a month. EVERYBODY raves over them and the kids are so proud of them!! I fully anticipate doing it all over again in a few years when they outgrow their current themes. Patricia was fabulous working with to do the custom orders I had requested, she is very creative, very professional and timely. I am a very happy customer!!”
Jennifer – Charleston, SC
“I was afraid in the beginning that I might have been in over my head but once I got started it was so easy. I had a hard time stopping. This was so much fun! I’ve given your name to everyone I know with kids. Everyone should do this. My twins love playing in their new room. Its fabulous!!”
Aaron & Lisa – Renton, WA
“I absolutely love them and Sami has been carrying around the pictures saying “I LOVE the fairies. Mommy, you go upstairs and paint!” 🙂 I can’t even tell you how much fun I’ve had with this one!!! And the end result is absolutely breathtaking!!!! I couldn’t wait to share it with you! NOTE: Check out the GLITTER on the fairy wings!!”
CL – Timonium, MD
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