DIY Spray Paint Art

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I have been enamored with the gorgeous hits of gold all over Pinterest. Soooo I’ve decided to add my own little hit of gold and sparkle via some art.

There are so many ways to obtain this, through gold leaf, or gold flecked paint, but I’m in the mood for a 15 minute project, and the gold tinted spray paint seemed like the way to go!

How to Make Your Own Art In 4 Easy Steps

Did you know you can spray paint on paper? You’ll need cardstock with a slight gloss on one side, and tape or a large shipping label.
These steps aren’t just easy, they are quick and it doesn’t really require any thought. Some days you just need a project you can enjoy the results of without too much effort.
The spray paint I am using for all of these art pieces is the Krylon Brushed Metallic line, this one is the Satin “Sparkling Canyon” hue. I love their entire metallic line, but oooooh there is just something about this particular hue that keeps drawing me back! I always have one or more of their metallic paints on my shelf, so anytime I have an inkling to tackle a quick project like this one, I grab and go!

Arrowhead Art

1. Design arrowheads, or shape of choice on Microsoft word. Or use my chevron template here, and cut one piece into an arrowhead.
2. Print onto an 8.5 x 11 shipping label, and cut out your designs.
3. Lightly spray paint and let dry. Don’t try to make your painting even, it adds more texture and unique design to allow the paint to pool lightly in some areas and heavier in others. Allow to dry thoroughly.
4. Peel the backing off your label, and adhere to card stock. Cut to size and frame it!

Painters Tape Art

Even easier than printing designs onto labels is using painters tape to create a design on your card stock, spray paint and peel before it is totally dry.

The nice thing about painters tape, before painting you can play with different designs until you have come up with something you like, and it doesn’t really cost you anything to do! Just peel up the tape and place until it’s just right. Just remember to use the glossy side of your card stock or some of the paper will tear when you pull it off.

Chevron Art

Create Chevron Art much in the same way you create art using painters tape. The difference? You print and cut out the chevron design onto an 8.5 x 11 shipping label and adhere it to your cardstock with a little space between each chevron. Spray paint as before, and peel before completely dry. This method is much easier than trying to create a chevron design using painters tape…it will be more consistent and a fraction of the time. Click here for my chevron template. (Ssshhhhh, it is actually a printout I created for a plastic drawer cover project, but we use our leftovers in this house! )


A few other design ideas…
Be creative and have fun with it! Don’t just use printouts or tape to create your one-of-a-kind art. There is a myriad of items around your house and yard just waiting to become a template. I tried out a few other designs…after all, it didn’t take any extra time or effort, but stuck with the three I liked best. Here are a sneak peak at a few other design ideas I tried out.

Use Sticky Dots>>

Cut Your Own Template>>

Use Mailbox Letters, or Scrapbook Popouts>>

Happy creating!
(See the before & after of this space here.)

Like this, love this -1200 x 100

9 Comments on DIY Spray Paint Art

  1. alisha
    July 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm (4 years ago)

    I will definitely have to try these, your look amazing. Thanks for the share!

  2. Tara @ Suburble
    June 8, 2013 at 12:10 am (8 years ago)

    These are fantastic! Ursula, I’d love to feature these in my spray-painting round-up next Friday on my blog, Suburble. Let me know what you think!

    suburbleblog (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm (8 years ago)

      Aw, thank you Tara! (Oh golly, your blog name is super cute!)
      I’m honored to be mentioned! I look forward to it!

  3. Lily B
    May 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Lovely! Where did you get the frames? I’ve been looking for frames like those everywhere.

    • Ursula Carmona
      May 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Lily! Ooooh, those frames were a steal at Sears! I found them 70% off at only $2 a piece! I think they may have been discontinuing that line or clearing the space for new merchandise so I’m not sure if you’ll find them or not. Good luck!

    • Lily B
      May 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm (8 years ago)

      OMG no way! I have a bit of an obsession with frames 🙂 especially ones with a mat lol I think they make everything look so much more polished. I will be visiting my local Sears soon, I saw that they are having their pre-Memorial day sale so hopefully I’ll be able to find a couple. Thanks for the info. I love your blog!

    April 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow, this looks so easy and FUN! I hear you on the needing the small projects sometimes to save your sanity for the big ones. 🙂


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