Hello by now you know that I love to spray paint anything that does not move, well lets face it if it moves it might get painted too! wink. There are a few tips and tricks to painting stripes and dots on glass and wood so lets get started.
1. First you need to decide if you want an opaque or translucent look. If you like the opaque look you are going to have to prime your surface wood glass or plastic you must start with a white background.
2. next you need to paint the color that you want the stripes so in this case I wanted gold stripes so I painted a layer of gold. remember from previous post keep these layers of color light just a light coat so that it wont drip or crackle.
3. next after the paint has dried, about a half hour then tape up your stripes or dots make sure you are using washi tape as it does not stick and pull off the paint. If you want dots punch them out of washi tape, sometimes the office stickers are too sticky and it will pull the paint off. make sure the edges don’t lift up while you are spraying that is one trouble with washi tape.
4. then spray the color you want your object to be. In this case I loved the look of Rust-Oleums navy blue! it looks so cool in my husband gray office.
5. by using washi tape you can let this dry for as long as you want because its so easy to remove without damage to the jar or wood. unlike other more aggressive tapes.
6. remove and enjoy or touch up if you need to, I love the bleeding on this pumpkin it soffend it up a bit. but on the frame I wanted a crisper edge so I just sprayed a bit of the white pait on a Q-tip and touched up the edges.
Happy stripping and dotting! and thank Rust-Oleum for you beautiful colors. here is a link to
navy Rust-Oleum spray paint that I used in this project. I also used the Rust-Oleum gold for this pumpkin as well but Krylon has a softer gold if you are looking for a more matt finish. Here is the link for the Krylon gold spray paint
the Q-tip touch ups really helped this frame look better. when I down loaded the photos I realized I did two striped frames for the party and these are different frames, but hey I used the technique on both frames so its not false advertising right?
Here is an example of translucent pink and the bottom one is the opaque version where I used a primer as the base color. Its kinda cool to have translusent color it makes it more interesting I think.