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Up-dated Gardening Tools

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This Up-dated Gardening Tools idea is great if you've always wished you could make your own garden tools. You won't make them from scratch, but you can personalize them with these air brush tips and tricks from ColorArtz.

Materials:

  • ColorArtz Starter Kit
  • Plain Watering Can, Planters
  • Blue Painter's Masking Tape
  • Newsprint
  • ColorArtz Black Tie Optional Stencil Collection
  • ColorArtz Bonjour Paris Stencil Collection
  • Atomic ColorArtz Paint Pouch
  • Purple People Eater ColorArtz Paint Pouch

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a flat work surface with a drop cloth.
     
  2. If you are new to ColorArtz practice on sample.
     
  3. Lay items flat.
     
  4. Remove stencil backing and place self-adhesive stencil into position. We recommend using stencil adhesive when using non-adhesive stencils for best results.
     
  5. Make sure stencil is fully adhered.
     
  6. Place sheets of news print overlapping the edges of the stencil and tape down with masking tape. Make sure the entire vase is fully covered and only the areas to be painted are uncovered.
     
  7. If multiple colors are desired within one stencil design, lightly mask off areas that will be sprayed a separate color using masking tape.
     
  8. Apply first color spraying light mist coats. Do not soak with paint. Be careful not to spray at an angle to avoid lifting the stencil. To reach a darker color, apply many light coats, letting dry a few minutes in between sprays.
     
  9. Let project dry.
     
  10. Remove tape masking areas to be painted with second color. Tape over the areas painted with the first color. Apply second color. Repeat steps 7 through 9 for each color.
     
  11. Hint: Additional colors can be created by overspraying colors starting with the lightest color and moving to darker colors. For example: Mango Tango over Gremlin would create brown.
     
  12. Once entire stencil is painted, move stencil to another area, and cover rest of the project with newsprint.

 

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