“Art” is in and one way to get that artsy look on your pages is with spray paint! Okay, not literally spray paint because that could get really messy and then there are the fumes….. The Spray painted look can be achieved using Smooch Spritz by ClearSnap and a little water. Here's a page I created using this technique:
- Donna Salazar Artistic Paper or other thick, watercolor style cardstock
- Smooch Spritz in 1-2 colors
- A spray bottle with Water in it
- Heat Gun
My favorite paper to use for this technique is Donna Salazar's Artistic papers — they are a thick, watercolor style paper that is acid-free and safe for your photos. Here I am using the back of one of Donna's Artistic Papers so that I can have a blank canvas.
I cut my paper down to 11″ x 11″ and then distressed the edges with the Distrezz-It-All from Zutter. Then I mounted that to the center of another 12×12 paper, added photos, and a title. Another painty effect you can do is the spray some ink into the ink cap and then shake that over top of your page for splatters — you can see my splatters on the lower left side of the page.
Learn this technique and more in my ONLINE CLASS 10 Techniques in 20 Pages at My Creative Classroom. The newly revamped class includes over 20 layouts, and LOTS of techniques and interesting materials. Enrollment is open now!
You can also access a video of this technique from the archives of Donna Salazar's Tuesday Tutorials Live Web Show where I was a guest artist earlier this month. Hope you'll try this fun faux spray paint technique!