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Being Rebellious with Spray Paint

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn Dube

As I stood in front of a plain and boring wall, my inner teenager hijacked my thoughts. Total rebellion against the gray cement. This wall needed some color and did it ever get some color!

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn DubeThat first round of color was empowering. The second and third were exhilarating. I couldn’t have stopped if I had tried at this point.

 

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn DubeNow before you think I am a wild rebel, I must confess. This is chalk spray paint that is temporary. Within a couple of weeks or so I expect it will wash off with the spring rains.

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn Dube

 

Graffiti and stencils go together like peanut butter and jelly. Turns out that you can geta a high level of detail on cement with the spray paint.

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn Dube

 

I started the wall with the impulsiveness of a teenager so absolutely no thought to cleaning.

 

There was bit of a build up by the time I was finished with the stencil but since it is temporary, a little water and an easy scrub to get it all off. Although, next time I will bring out the tray of water to pop the stencils into right away just to make clean up go faster.

I am clearly no Banksy…but I did have so much fun!

All around the wall are some of Sue Pelletier’s Loose Women. They pop up here and there loaded with the perfect attitude for spray painting a wall!

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn Dube

 

Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn DubeThe Sci Fi nerd in me had too much fun with Maria McGuire’s Greek Medallion stencil turning it into a Stargate…So I just had to grab my favorite globe stencil by Mary Nasser and add that in there too since Stargate was all about traveling from world to world…

Here’s where I left the wall. Not the end mind you, I will be adding more and more to this on the next sunny spring day.

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Using chalk spray paints to go crazy with graffiti outside...and it will all wash away by Carolyn Dube

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  • Win Dinn March 15, 2015, 8:38 am

    You definitely had a LOT of fun – I would love to have joined you in it. Best part? Temporary! You can do it all over again when it’s washed away!

  • Suztats March 15, 2015, 10:11 am

    What fun! I’d love to see people’s reactions to the wall.

  • Mary W March 15, 2015, 11:23 am

    ADORE this wall and hope it is facing the world outside! Especially when you got the last word in/on! LOVE it.

  • Mary C. Nasser March 15, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Sooooo FUN, Carolyn!
    Love that you are always thinking of new ways to combine art and stencils to make more fun! Thanks for introducing us to temporary spray paint, too! Brilliant!

  • Jean Marmo March 15, 2015, 2:52 pm

    I want a wall and I want you to come over and help me create on it!

  • Raine March 15, 2015, 3:43 pm

    That is FANTASTIC!!!! I wish I had a wall I could paint like that! You are my art hero! Totally fearless and always ready to play.

  • Corrine March 15, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Well that sure is fun! Play indeed. xox

  • elise March 15, 2015, 7:45 pm

    i would want to keep that on my wall! so beautiful

  • Kathy Gledsdale March 16, 2015, 10:31 am

    Love it, I might have to go build a wall to paint!

  • stephanie March 16, 2015, 5:25 pm

    A new to me product – chalk spray paint. Looking forward to taking your marbling class at Artiscape next month.

    • Carolyn Dube March 17, 2015, 11:40 am

      Can’t wait Stephanie! I have even more planned for us than what is in the class description!

  • Cathy March 17, 2015, 6:35 am

    LOVE the wall!! It must have been so fun to be a graffiti artist! It turned out so well!

  • Boo March 17, 2015, 8:07 am

    I Love This!!!

  • alice March 17, 2015, 10:01 am

    oh my gosh! this is awesome! we have a huge wall in gainesville, florida, where we are allowed to spray paint whatever we want. the town gave up the one wall that runs about 5 city blocks so the students would leave the other walls around town alone. i love your bright, fun colors! looking forward to seeing what you continue to do with it šŸ™‚

    • Carolyn Dube March 17, 2015, 11:39 am

      Now that is a wall I would love love love to see! Hope you’ll share a picture of it Alice!

  • Jen Stevens March 17, 2015, 7:43 pm

    LOVE this Carolyn!! Its even more vibrant and fin to see in person! I want to try some…wonder if the hubby minds a colorful bit of house siding heehee šŸ™‚

  • Ginny March 17, 2015, 11:34 pm

    That looks like you had so much fun. The freedom you must have felt had to have been wonderful. And the fact that it is temporary, has one advantage: you get to experience it all over again. Oh, how I wish I had a blank wall. Thanks for sharing, Caroline.

  • Mary Beth Shaw March 18, 2015, 10:07 am

    What fun!! I didn’t know there was such a thing as temporary spray paint. I have this overwhelming urge to paint my driveway now šŸ˜‰

  • Lisa Chin March 18, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Carolyn!!! You have inspired me AGAIN!!! I don’t know why this surprises me because you always inspire me with your work.
    I don’t have a cement wall to paint but I do have a shed that could use some color. I love that the paint is temporary. Did you wear a mask and gloves while you were using it? I would imagine it washes easily off the hands so maybe gloves aren’t needed. Thank you so much for sharing your art!

    • Lisa Chin March 18, 2015, 12:51 pm

      OH and I LOVE the Stargate addition! That is one of my favorite SciFi shows. šŸ˜€

    • Carolyn Dube March 19, 2015, 1:43 pm

      What a fun way to do a shed! I didn’t wear gloves and it washes off but not as easily as you’d think from under the nails lol.

  • Kay Wallace March 20, 2015, 3:59 pm

    What a brave soul! This is so full of cheer–I am smiling!