September 04, 2007

Spray-Paint Papers

I missed the deadline for this crusade on GPP Street Team, but I was really infatuated with the idea of spray-painting papers. I spray-painted an altered book spread when I was an altering rookie and got some neat effects where the paint resisted the glue on the page. I don't think I've done much with spray-paints since then.

Diva friend Vicki also tried some spray-painted backgrounds that got me kick-started to try it :) And she did more here.

I started out brayering 2-3 colors on each of my large papers and embellsihed by spray-painting with stencils. On the last big paper I had some white spots and experimented with an India Ink resist to see what the effect would be with the spray-paints. It was tough to do on a larger scale, but I liked the overall effect and drama of it.



Spray Painted Backgrounds

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic backgrounds, Karen! I especially love the green ones. Some of the darker ones look like they would be perfect for your Dark RR. I am also blown away by your fabric pages! Great work!!
hugs,
jackie

Joanne Huffman said...

Karen, your spray painted sheets are all cool. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.I also enjoyed the veggie pages and the fabric work for the muse book. You've been very busy.
Joanne

kathy mc said...

Very cool papers Karen. I see you used the big sequin waste. And I love the black webbing spray. Very dramatic effect. You slideshow is a great presentation.

primdollie said...

oh how fun dear!! great papers!! I did this with a friend a while back (posted on my blog too) and we used fabric dyes and way fun and lots of shades and then also did paper towels as well!! enjoy using them make great backgrounds! Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Karen,
These are great. What are you going to use them for?
Judy

Vicki said...

Your papers came out great Karen! Did you use black webbing? I really need to get the hang of using that stuff. My webs look like blobs.

shirleymcc said...

Karen,
I can't wait to see what you do with all of these papers!
shirley

nicci said...

hmm i really like the stencilly effect. but how do you deal with the stinky spray paint factor?