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!
That first round of color was empowering. The second and third were exhilarating. I couldn’t have stopped if I had tried at this point.
Now 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.
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.
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!
The 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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- Temporary Chalk Spray Paint on Amazon or find it at Dick Blick
- Scribble Scratch stencil
- Trio of Houses stencil
- 1700’s building stencil
- Blueprints large stencil
- Venetian large stencil
- Vintage Typewriter Alphabet stencil
- Now Is the Time stencil
- Opera House stencil
- Just Breathe stencil
- Greek Medallion stencil
- Around the World Latitude stencil
- Loose Women stencils
- Gears stencil
- Chain Mail Large stencil
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!
What fun! I’d love to see people’s reactions to the wall.
ADORE this wall and hope it is facing the world outside! Especially when you got the last word in/on! LOVE it.
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!
I want a wall and I want you to come over and help me create on it!
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.
Well that sure is fun! Play indeed. xox
i would want to keep that on my wall! so beautiful
Love it, I might have to go build a wall to paint!
A new to me product – chalk spray paint. Looking forward to taking your marbling class at Artiscape next month.
Can’t wait Stephanie! I have even more planned for us than what is in the class description!
LOVE the wall!! It must have been so fun to be a graffiti artist! It turned out so well!
I Love This!!!
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 🙂
Now that is a wall I would love love love to see! Hope you’ll share a picture of it Alice!
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 🙂
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.
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 😉
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!
OH and I LOVE the Stargate addition! That is one of my favorite SciFi shows. 😀
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.
What a brave soul! This is so full of cheer–I am smiling!