Spray Paint Art

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Introduction: Spray Paint Art

Spray paint art. You see the Youtube videos about it and see it on the street, and you are always impressed. Do you ever want to make it yourself? With this tutorial, you can make it with ease.

Here is a video of me making my painting. You can get the basic idea of how to make the paintings by watching this video. For each step in more detail, just go through each step of this Instructable.

Step 1: You Will Need

You will need:

A covered, well ventilated work surface

Spray paint (I used navy blue, light blue, green, black, and white)

Poster board

Glossy magazine paper

Tape

A round object the size you want your planet to be (I used an old cookie dough tub)

Step 2: Prepare

I started by taking a small craft table and covering it with newspaper. This kept the paint off the table. Then I cut the large sheet of posterboard into an 11’’ by 14’’ rectangle. Next, I taped the posterboard (with the glossy side up) to the table. I shook all my paint cans, then was ready to paint.

Step 3: Making the Planet

When making the planet, you need to decide what colors you want to use. I used navy blue, light blue, green, and white. The colors I put down first were the colors that were most visible. So when making your planet, add the colors in the order that you want the planet to appear. If you want a blue planet with green land, add blue before green. In conclusion, what color you put first, there will be the most of. What color you put last, there will be the least of.

I put all my colors down on top of each other in a circle that was LARGER than I wanted my planet to be. While the paint was still wet, I took magazine paper and pressed it down onto the wet paint. You want to apply a medium to light pressure when doing this. When you pull the magazine paper up off the wet paint, you will have the texture of your planet. If it didn’t turn out the way you had hoped for, just add some more paint and try again. If the texture doesn’t cover the whole area of paint, just use the paper again.

Now that you have a color blob that will soon be a planet, you need to shade it to look round. I added black just to the bottom of the planet and white to the top of the planet. Now all you have to do is place a round object on top of where you want the planet to be.

If any of this is confusing, just watch the video to get the idea.

Step 4: Dark Out the Background

I just took my black paint and covered almost the whole background. I left an area at the bottom to make rocks.

Step 5: Make the Rocks

I took my white spray paint and covered the white area that I left empty (from the previous step). After covering the area with white, I covered the white with black. Next, I took a sheet of magazine paper and used it to blot the rock area at the bottom of the painting. This gave the effect of large rock hills/mountains.

Step 6: Give the Background Some Flare

I created a glow around my planet by taking the white paint and lightly spraying the outside of the planet (the video can show you a lot better than words). I also made stars by spraying the white paint onto my finger until it was dripping, then i flicked the paint onto the background of the painting. This added stars and made the picture look more like space.

Step 7: The Big Reveal

Now all you have to do is take the object that was covering the planet off. This will show you an amazing planet that you created. Now your painting is finished.

Step 8: Make It Your Own

Now you have the basic techniques to make the painting, you can make whatever you want. Do you want three planets? Just make three planets. Do you want other color planets? Just use different color paint. With the basics, you can make so many different space paintings.

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    Cpat150
    Cpat150

    5 years ago

    If you liked this project, please vote!!

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    ejbeduya
    ejbeduya

    3 years ago on Step 3

    I am trying to put plants on a 50 pound Preacher brought the fossils are missing me up I cannot fade or smear I should say beginning painter

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    wetechdb
    wetechdb

    Reply 11 months ago

    I am aware that I'm seeing this way after the date of posting so I'm probably to late to help with the project you was referring too however maybe this will help for future projects.

    When shading colors if you spray the area with clear coat it makes all the paint wet again (works wonders if it dries to fast and gets hard to work with) I hope this helps. You can also spray at an angle but spray from a further distance. Just be sure the fans not on (I lost count of how many times I got paint in my face, and btw no... It don't taste good haha) alternatively you can spray onto an object and allow only the overspray to hit your painting surface just be careful not to let the paint drip off that object onto your painting because it can wreck a painting if you can't correct the drip.

    I hope atleast some of this information assists you in future projects to come. Happy painting


    Mike Jones (The white version / painter not rapper) lmao, couldn't help it...

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    scampb1038
    scampb1038

    2 years ago

    did u do the blowtorchy thing

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    LydiaT2
    LydiaT2

    5 years ago

    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cpat150
    Cpat150

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks!! Be sure to vote!!

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    Cpat150
    Cpat150

    5 years ago

    I am glad that this helped!! Be sure to vote!!

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    amarx08
    amarx08

    5 years ago

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing this!