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Here is a fun hobby to start. I like to spray paint designs on different things. You can use your own photos or uploaded photos.

It's really simple to do. Just read through and try it out. 

If you have any questions don't be afraid to comment below. 

Step 1: Supplies

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What you'll need: 

-Newspaper
-Cardstock with a black and white print of photo
-Gloves (optional)
-Cutting board
-Spray Paint (any color)
-X-Acto Knife 
-Object to put your design on (I'm using a paper for an example)
-Room to work
 
thehbird1 year ago
How would you do hammer girl ( if you don't know look her up)
omnibot4 years ago
I use temporary fix-spray to mount the stencils, it cuts down on the underspray.
fix-spray is a good idea, what I've done for example around the lions ear or where the card stock would lift from the spray is make holes with a hole punch and then stick drafting dots over the hole.
BlueSuns (author)  omnibot4 years ago
I'll have to look into that. The underspray drives me crazy. Thanks!
leovinci4 years ago
Hello congratulations on the 'you know you could use the recording sheets FRISKET ;-)
ilpug4 years ago
nice. you are holding the can too close
BlueSuns (author)  ilpug4 years ago
No, that was only for the photo. Plus the lid was still on.
ilpug BlueSuns4 years ago
no, i mean that when you made the main stencil you held the can too close. that's why there is paint outside the lines. its still really awesome though and a complex stencil. i understand that your design is a lion, so it should rightfully be of a golden or tawny color. however, if you make a negative stencil (the opposite of what you did) and layer it over the picture with black or brown paint wit will REALLY set the design off and look fantastic. well done. the simplicity of the instructions helps, compared to other Instructables in which people make it all confusing. i am an experienced street artist, if you were wondering
BlueSuns (author)  ilpug4 years ago
haha thanks! I'll try it out.
dmadru4 years ago
If You Don't Have Any Cardstock, You Could Use Cereal Boxes Because If You Just Normal Cardboard, It's Harder To Cut Through And Is Double Layered.
O-Budd-14 years ago
could you do something like this on a wall? What would you use to temorarily glue it ot the wall to get no underspray?
dmadru O-Budd-14 years ago
You Could Just Hold It Really Still. I Tend To Put A Extra Strip At The Top So My Hand Doesn't Get Paint On It.
dimtick4 years ago
there are a lot of reposisionable mounting adhesive sprays that work well. krylon makes a good one. make sure that its not a strong adhesive or it'll leave residoo onto the surface.
whenever I've done stuff like this it seems to help it if what I'm spraying is mounted vertically. that way I'm holding the spray paint can vertically, then spray in light coats.
now for cutting, it really helps to get yourself one of those green cutting mats. when you cut on wood, it will get scratch's and grooves on it which will throw off your cut. also change the blade often. need good crisp cuts. any "fuz" in the cut is gauranteed to bleed.

good job!
BlueSuns (author)  dimtick4 years ago
Thanks! I just use the cutting board we have at home until I get up and go get a real one. :) I'll try the vertical thing! Thanks again!