DIY Spray Painting

Last night when I wound up all my chores for the day, I felt this urge to try something which had been playing in my head for a while. I wanted to spray paint a set of cushion covers using leaves as my masking templates, but before I painted on the selected fabric I wanted to try it out on paper. So, I gave into my urge and before I called it a day, out came my colours and my drawing book!

Here is what I did for my DIY spray painting… an improvised way!

I plucked a few marigold leaves and placed them on the drawing sheet. Since I was using two colours, I masked the areas where I wanted only one colour to show, with torn pieces of newspaper.

It helps to spread newspaper all around the work surface to keep things clean. It was a real quick DIY… I used an old toothbrush dipped in poster colour to meet this effect. I used my thumb on the bristles of the toothbrush to ‘spray’ the paint…messy hands but I don’t mind it! Once the colour was dry I picked up the leaves.

Isn’t the effect lovely? Now that I have a hang of it I would be using a bigger brush (carpet cleaning brush!) and fabric colours and different shaped leaves to print on my cushion covers.

Will be posting the result on the cushion covers soon!

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “DIY Spray Painting

  1. Such a great idea! Thank so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  2. Found you on the Linkn Blogs #23. 🙂 I love how beautiful it came out!! I’m pinning this, you are very creative. So glad to have found you, I will be following your blog on social media. 🙂

  3. I love this idea because it’s a frugal way to decorate and it’s so pretty! I’m pinning this to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop Link Ups board–thanks so much for sharing this!

  4. This would make a great kids craft too! I have a 4 year old who would get a kick out of this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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