Monday, June 27, 2016

Spray Painting with Stencils

Hi, everyone! Elise Buskey here!

A few years ago, when graffiti was all the rage,
I took an online class called Stencilry created by Mary Ann Moss of
The class encouraged us to experiment with acrylic and enamel spray paints using stencils.

She no longer offers the course but it was a TON of fun.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that although this class is not available,
Mary Ann still offers some other pretty awesome and super fun online classes.

I love the instant gratification of spray painting AND the results are much more unusual than pouncing paint or even using spray inks (most of which are water soluble and will move and blend with other wet media).

I like to alter old, outdated scrapbook paper rather than throwing it away.
Spray painting is a great way to add zing to worn out, sad paper.

Work in a well ventilated are and protect your work surface with newspapers.
Wearing gloves is a good idea, too.
I recommend that you read the safety and cautionary information supplied with your spray paint.
Once you have your work area set up and your supplies at hand, it is SUPER EASY and fun.
Afterwards, I use rubbing alcohol to clean the paint off my stencils,and it works wonderfully!

Enjoy the photos below of the process, supplies, and results!
The possibilities are endless for these collage papers!



  1. Amazing results and looks like great fun. On my list to do, thanks.

  2. You create wonderful artwork, Elise! May I have your permission to use one of these photos in my blog? I especially like the repeat pattern created with Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquet! I'm always thrilled when one of my stencils gets used in a creative way that never once occurred to me! Doing a happy dance ...

    1. i love the wildflower bouquet!! please use it...thank you!

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  3. How delicious is that!!!!? Will be giving it a go Asap.

  4. Very cool stuff Elise!! Love your creativity!

  5. Very cool stuff Elise!! Love your creativity!


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