Well, technically, not really the stairs... Let me explain myself.
We live in a pyramid shaped house (I'm not kidding) and I sleep in the attic. The stairs to my room are in my sister's room. Not a problem there, we love each other dearly. This past summer, we have redecorated her room. The last paint job was over ten years old and the colours were not really suited for a 17-year old (baby pink and pastel yellow). The new colours: Deep pink, flashy green and even more flashy orange. And yes, it works damn well.
The staircase is a bit of a problem. We have tried to make it look elfish, a couple of years ago, but failed miserably. So made her a promise that I would paint/draw a Celtic knot on the side of the staircase. We are both Irish dancers, hence the knot.
A couple of weeks ago, I've drawn the inside of the knot. This part will be erased (I work with pencil for now). I'm ready to start the outline if the knot, the part that will remain and has to be seen. Dad has adviced me NOT to do this in pencil. According to him it's close to impossible paint over crayon.
I'm a bit stuck now... I can finish the knot in a couple of years, but I'm not allowed to use pencil. The general idea was to design the knot unto the wood and pain it afterwards. Should I do the outline directly in paint? And what about painting straight lines then? Or is there something else I can use?
I really want to finish this... And yes, I'll post pictures!