Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spray Painted Doily Canvas

 The other day I was out an about scouring thrift stores for some interesting pieces of art to decorate an upcoming event. I came home empty handed and frustrated. Thrifting is like that. Sometimes I hit jackpot and other times I waste a whole day. The deadline was approaching and I needed to pull something together quickly and so I did what I usually do when I need a project fast, pulled out the spray paint. . I began playing around with spray paint, canvases and random objects. I ended up with some funny looking canvases to paint over later and a few that I loved. This was one of my favorite results. It is simple, and can be finished in just the time it takes for paint to dry.

You will need:
Spray paint in two different colors
a canvas, this one is 11x14
paper doilies
 First, spray paint your entire canvas the color you want the doilies to be when the whole project is finished. Let dry.
 Lay the doilies on the dry canvas. I taped the doilies down on the edges, but not in the middle of the canvas because I didn't want to leave tape spray paint lines.
Spray paint over the doilies. Hold the spray paint 6-8 inches away and spray the canvas directly. Don't spray at an angle, or you increase the chance of getting paint underneath the doilies. Let dry. Peel the doilies off the canvas.

Quick and easy, this would be a great project for older children that could be trusted with spray paint.

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Heidi G said...

Here's a picture of what I did with spray paint and lace to an old dresser. I love how it came out. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200501463757814&set=pcb.10200501469637961&type=1&theater