|Once you learn how easy it is to create simple paintings like |
this forest scene, you'll be a devoted spray paint artist.
If there were a contest to determine the easiest way to pretty up walls for staging, the winner would be the paint that comes in pressurized cans.
Spray paint gives you the fastest and least expensive tool for making your own artwork.
Gold Corkboard Art. Use masking tape to tape off the frame around a corkboard. Spray entire surface with gold paint. Use straight pins to anchor triangles (or any shape you like) cut from paint chips or card stock onto the cork. Spray lightly with white paint. Carefully remove the paint chips and the tape from the frame. Done!
|This is the same canvas, after it has been spray painted with two colors, and framed.|
Angular Abstract. Collect at least four different widths of tape and four different spray paint colors. Apply stripes to the canvas with the most narrow tape (probably washi tape). Add more stripes with transparent tape, and then with masking tape, and finally with the widest the widest tape, probably duct tape. Spray one color and then carefully remove the duct tape. Spray another color, and then remove the masking tape. Spray a third color and remove the transparent tape. Finally, spray a fourth color and remove the washi tape. (Remove the tapes slowly so as not to pull up underlying tape.)
|Step One. Four different sized tapes will make this spray painting more interesting. |
I glued a drop cloth onto a piece of foam core for my canvas.
After painting, I trimmed the ragged edges before framing
|Finished. After the tape comes off, your painting is complete. I discovered that |
metallic paint raised the nap of the canvas, which accounts for the fuzzy texture.
Come back tomorrow for of tips on how to make a collage for your home, Day #8 in the 31 Day Challenge.