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Using All the Spray Paint on a Stencil for Pattern Play

Use All the Liquitex Spray Paint on a Stencil step-by-step with Carolyn Dube


























Like interesting people, interesting patterns have lots of layers.  Using every drop of spray paint on the stencil gave me 2 very different looks from one stencil as the layers built up.

StencilGirl Products Stencil designed by Carolyn Dube


Immediately after generously spraying the Crossword stencil  with Liquitex spray paint I picked up the stencil and flipped it over onto another piece of paper for the ghost image.  I added each layer randomly so that nothing would line up.




Use All the Liquitex Spray Paint on a Stencil step-by-step with Carolyn Dube



Here’s a close up of the reverse or ghost print with all 3 layers built up.





Use All the Liquitex Spray Paint on a Stencil step-by-step with Carolyn Dube



The pattern from layering the stencil with all 3 layers built up.




I spent an afternoon playing in the sun with spray paints and can’t wait to do it again!  Time seemed to stand still and I let myself get lost in the color and play.  I just couldn’t stop…okay…I could have but didn’t want to stop.  I gave into the addiction of spray painting.

I’d love to know what supply/tools you play with that should be labeled as creatively addictive?  

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  • Corrine March 27, 2014, 9:59 am

    I love this stencil…and pattern on pattern with it works so well. Pink and yellow so Spring…xox

  • Ruth L March 27, 2014, 2:34 pm

    Carolyn I can’t decide which one looks better the layered or the reversed layered, I guess I just love both of them! You are so lucky having sun today we had pouring rain, would be funny to stand outside to play with paint, but that’s also an idea that we should try one day! 🙂

    • Carolyn Dube March 28, 2014, 10:28 am

      I have painted in the rain – it is a blast! You should try it!

  • Mary C. Nasser March 27, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Love your colors and stencils and results, Carolyn!! 🙂

  • Judy Shea March 27, 2014, 2:49 pm

    These are yummy. Play play.. love it. Do you like the Liquitex sprays? I have not invested yet.

    • Carolyn Dube March 28, 2014, 10:33 am

      I have been very happy with them so far Judy…I used to use whatever WalMart had and was often disappointed in the color choices. Love the Liquitex color choices!

  • Sylvia Tabor March 27, 2014, 9:10 pm

    Best color combo. ..love yellow and pink, orange and pink… something about being “happy” colors

  • Cheryl March 27, 2014, 9:19 pm

    Fabulous! I especially love the reverse layers. Great colors too!

  • Teresa R March 28, 2014, 12:12 am

    I love the reverse page. Good choices of colors.

    I am addicted to my dylusions ink sprays in purple, pink and green. I will randomly spray two/three on a page, or use one of my stencils. I also like to do a light cover of a watercolor paint and spray the inks over top.

    • Carolyn Dube March 28, 2014, 10:35 am

      Spray inks are a total addiction for me too Teresa!

  • Kay Wallace March 28, 2014, 4:32 pm

    The reverse side was once considered waste–to be wiped away. Today, it is considered art–demonstrated so beautifully by you here, Carolyn!

  • Marjie Kemper March 29, 2014, 6:25 pm

    Love these prints, and LOVE my spray paints. Looking forward to a warm day so I can have that kind of extended play. Indoors I’m more of a quick sprayer… outdoors, have at ’em!

  • Sandra Reade March 30, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Love it. A rather colourful, busy piece. Loving this blog hop giveaway~