DIY M.C. Escher Inspired Tutorial for a Cube Tessellations wall

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. For all the fans of Escher, here’s a DIY paint tutorial to bring his tessellations to your house.

If this kind of project is new to you, it may seem overwhelming to start on the wall directly. We suggest scaling the cubes pattern down into a notebook first. Create a grid of squares lightly and draw the cubes pattern accordingly over the grid using vertices and the squares for measurement.

Create a grid of squares on your wall using painters tape. Use a blade to cut out portions to create your cube. Using a lighter coloured tape around the edges will help. The tape should go on the outer border of the area you are painting for a clean finish when you take off the tape. Make sure the edges line up properly.


Continue adding the cubes and cutting out the excess tape from the pattern with your blade. Use the lighter tape vertically stacked next to each other to create the shading lines on the cube. Make sure the cubes do not have the grid lines inside them before you start adding the lighter tape or paint.

 After you are satisfied with the taping process, its time to start painting. Use your choice of colour to replicate your Escher pattern and takes off the tape once the paint dries. Enjoy your feature wall!

Happy Painting!


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