As you probably already know, I am Raelee's art teacher, and I am loving it!
Raelee and I have been experimenting making pictures with spray paint.
Yesterday Raelee made these:
The first one was her first try - the second was her second try.
I think she did great! The actual pictures do look better in person, but I took them outside with my cell phone - but you can tell how well she did.
We have a few things to figure out, but overall, I think we have got it!
Cardboard for over spray
White Poster Board
Latex or rubber gloves
Various pots, lids, bowls that don't matter if you paint them
Here is how we did it:
We laid a white poster board on a cardboard outside in a well ventilated area; that way we weren't concerned about the over spray.
We lined up our cans and put the correct color lid by them so we could quickly grab them.
Time to start!
We sprayed three colors in the lower left corner; yellow, green then blue. All had to be sprayed quickly while wet, one on the other. We did this in a general circle area...
While it was still wet, we took a magazine page and laid it flat on the painted area, gently pressed and then pulled it up.
Next we sprayed orange in the upper right corner, again in a circle, and over that, we quickly sprayed yellow.
While it was still wet, we took a magazine page and laid it flat on the painted area, pressed and gently pulled it up.
Next, we put an upside down butter bowl over the upper right one to make a circle.
On the bottom left one, we laid an old pan, upside down, over the 'earthy' part of the picture to make a round earth.
With the bowl and pan in place, we sprayed the entire poster board with black spray paint.
Next we took white paint, and over the cardboard, we sprayed a toothbrush heavily with paint.
With the pan and bowl still in place, we then ran our thumb across the toothbrush to make it splash dots (stars) over our entire poster board
Gently remove the pan and bowl.
Next use a paint guide to very lightly spray paint to make the rays. THAT takes some practice - use the cardboard to get a good idea of what to do before trying this on the poster! As you can see, we still haven't perfected this - but we only painted two and she did this good!
The one thing we learned from doing this is that you cannot use cheap paint. We got the all over the nation discount store crap and it did not cover at all. We splurged and got a good name brand and it was great.
Another thing I would highly recommend is getting a spray can grip - oh my gosh would that make it easier!
Here is a great video to get you started.
We figured out it was easier to paint the under colors, add the circle objects (pan/bowl) then paint black... but experiment like we did!
And this is how good we would like to become!
Well, maybe it will never happen, but we can waste a lot of paint tryin'! Right papa?
Hope you give this a try and we will be back with our results of our next trial next week! We are going to add more planets!
But first we have to go garage sale shopping for those old bows, plates, pots and lids... lol... Granny and moma don't want to share theirs!