Faux Spray Paint

“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:

And here's the page I am going to show you today:

Gather these supplies:

  • 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.

Spritz water on the page on the spot where you want the spray paint effect.

Now spray a little of the Smooch Spritz. You'll want to spray 1-3 pumps of Spritz. Tilt the page so the Smooch and water run down the page–these drips are very spray painty!

Now add a spritz of another color of Smooch Spritz — this adds a lot of dimension but you can use just one color if you want.

Again, tilt the paper so the water and Smooch drip to the bottom. Use a heat gun to dry the drips so they are nice and intense.

Sop up the excess water and Smooch with a paper towel. You can let this dry over night or keep on decorating if you are using a strong glue.

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!

Happy Spraying!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. This is ssoooooooooo rad!!! i have to try this! thanks for sharing this technique

    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:19 am