Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Art and the Hardware Store

Homemade Acrylic Spray Paint - Mix acrylic paint and a little water in a spray bottle..  Easy peasy.  I used Yellow and Green homemade spray paint for the background with a couple of hits of hot pink.  My bottle was empty so that's all I got of the pink.  White circles were made with gesso and a medicine bottle.

Paper Dry Wall Tape with round holes.... wooo hooo.  I had to order it online from Lowes because they don't have it in the store here.  This tape is self adhesive.  I used the liner as a stencil to get extra dots

Spackle Compound for the stenciled flowers. I've had that stuff for at least 7 years.  It was totally dried out so I thought what the heck..& I added water to it. It was a bit runny at first but it finally absorbed the liquid. I mixed it with acrylic paint and used it with my stencil.  I let it dry over night before I tried to paint it.

I've always had a fondness for the hardware store... finally I have a use for some of the cool stuff they have.  The Lowe's guy did not even laugh at me when I told him I wanted the Dry Wall tape for my art. Points for him!!

Link to:  Creative everyday, Party Party Friday, APR


  1. I love this page Boo, the colours are so fresh and the flowers so very pretty. Your background is wonderful with all it's textures and it all has real depth. Fabulous imo :0) x

  2. Wow I love this!!!! Thanks for sharing your spray bottle paint technique. Very cool.

  3. Beautiful and so full of light. I like this very much.

  4. Boo this is beautiful and you are so clever - love the spray bottles with acrylic paint - what fabulous idea!!