Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby sillypea » Nov 12th, '11, 5:23 pm

KarenP wrote:

jjflair wrote:Very cool! I bet I could give new life to some ugly papers I have!



I was just thinking the same thing!



absolutely ladies. or that ones that just scare you a bit because they are too bright, pink, etc.


Brilliant idea... who would have thought y'all would have me searching for papers I DONT like this weekend? Now that's talented... great ideas, thanks!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby jjflair » Nov 12th, '11, 5:24 pm

sillypea wrote:
Brilliant idea... who would have thought y'all would have me searching for papers I DONT like this weekend? Now that's talented... great ideas, thanks!


Lol! That's funny!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:26 pm

Creating interesting backgrounds on paper or even canvas is relatively easy as you can see. In this next example I used strips of paper that I cut with a pair of scissors.
I then placed them on my cardstock.

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First I sprayed a layer of pink onto my piece.
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Then I placed a decorative piece of paper onto my piece and sprayed with yellow paint. It's exciting to add layers because often a piece turns out quite different then you imagined.
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Now for a trick I learned from taking a class with Debee Ruiz of, Art as Life (aka belladrummer). An easy way to create paint splashes. Grab the spray paint can lid.
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spray a liberal amount of paint into the cap along the side.
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Work quickly before the paint dries and splash the paint from the cap onto your piece. After a bit of practice you will be able to control where you splashes land and how big or small they are. Sometimes it's just fun to not think about it and be surprised!
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Graffiti artists call themselves "writers" many of them when starting out use markers or paint pens to "tag" there name up in various places. I used two paint markers in orange and white to write on my piece in very quick, writing. Like tags, the script does not need to be legible.
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It might be cool to then add another layer of paint over the script, using a piece of chipboard as a mask.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:27 pm

jjflair wrote:I'm not from Boston, but the phrase "Wicked Cool" just escaped my lips!


so funny. I grew up in Franklin Mass. south of Boston. we said wicked cool all the time :)
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby kayoft » Nov 12th, '11, 5:28 pm

wonderful ideas getting us to think outside the box
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby jjflair » Nov 12th, '11, 5:29 pm

OMG! Love, Love, LOVE!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:30 pm

Hope this is giving you guys some cool ideas and inspiration.
Now I am going to show you a strictly spray paint background.

I used cardstock and chose a color. You need to work quickly, and get close to your work to get well defined lines. I chose blue for my starting color. Don't worry about making mistakes. Just play. If you don't like what you've done you can just throw it away and start over.

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I try to let things dry between coats but sometimes I am too impatient.
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Just keep layering with different colors until you get the look you want.
This is my finished piece.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby Funky Fairy » Nov 12th, '11, 5:30 pm

Amazing class Denise.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:35 pm

I couldn't help myself. Wanted to show you another background I created. This one I used a stencil I created with a piece of cardstock and some circle punches. I will just show you the progression of layers.

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for this layer I used my chipboard alphas and green spray paint.
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I added more layers of black circles and then yellow paint.
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I then used my chipboard stars again as a mask as I sprayed the background with blue.
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then finally some Maya Road mist and metallic strawberry.
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The interesting thing about this piece is before I put the last layer of blue with the stars, I wasn't really liking this piece. That last layer, and the mist, really sealed the deal. here is the finished background.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby jjflair » Nov 12th, '11, 5:35 pm

Denise, can you explain some of the different properties of the various sprays? Maya Mist vs. Mr. Huey, vs. Tattered Angels, vs. watered down acrylic in a mister, vs. Krylon "real" spray paint?
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby kayoft » Nov 12th, '11, 5:36 pm

love it ... amazing to see all the layers
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby KarenP » Nov 12th, '11, 5:37 pm

DeniseM wrote:
jjflair wrote:I'm not from Boston, but the phrase "Wicked Cool" just escaped my lips!


so funny. I grew up in Franklin Mass. south of Boston. we said wicked cool all the time :)


I still say it! Especially when I go "home" to MA and hang with my sisters.....my husband always teases me! But it kinda goes with the whole grafitti theme!!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:37 pm

Sometimes it is hard to scrap over the backgrounds but you can do it in a way that still shows off your work.

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Hope you enjoyed. Feel free to keep going back to this thread and ask any questions you want.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby pebbles831 » Nov 12th, '11, 5:40 pm

I just love your 2 finished pages. They are perfect for teen boys. So cool!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:40 pm

jjflair wrote:Denise, can you explain some of the different properties of the various sprays? Maya Mist vs. Mr. Huey, vs. Tattered Angels, vs. watered down acrylic in a mister, vs. Krylon "real" spray paint?

Absolutely.

I love mists but for deep, complex layers they do not work because they are water based. which means they will get muddied up after so many layers.

Acrylic paint watered down would work better because it dries and then can't be watered down. You would need to wait until each layered dried.

Spray paint is fast drying and you can layer over and over it. It does smell awful though and your paper will have the spray paint smell for several days. It does eventually go away though.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby jjflair » Nov 12th, '11, 5:40 pm

Wow, Denise, this was so great! Your finished layouts are A-MAZ-ING!!!!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:41 pm

spray paint also has a very crisp, clean look to it when used with masks or stencils.
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby helpmeronda » Nov 12th, '11, 5:42 pm

I love mists but for deep, complex layers they do not work because they are water based. which means they will get muddied up after so many layers.


You can heat set the maya mists, they won't run or turn to mud!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby DeniseM » Nov 12th, '11, 5:42 pm

helpmeronda wrote:
I love mists but for deep, complex layers they do not work because they are water based. which means they will get muddied up after so many layers.


You can heat set the maya mists, they won't run & turn to mud!


did not know that Ronda. thanks!
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Re: Fall Crop 2011 GRAFFITI 101 CLASS: Saturday 5pm

Postby jjflair » Nov 12th, '11, 5:42 pm

DeniseM wrote:
jjflair wrote:Denise, can you explain some of the different properties of the various sprays? Maya Mist vs. Mr. Huey, vs. Tattered Angels, vs. watered down acrylic in a mister, vs. Krylon "real" spray paint?

Absolutely.

I love mists but for deep, complex layers they do not work because they are water based. which means they will get muddied up after so many layers.

Acrylic paint watered down would work better because it dries and then can't be watered down. You would need to wait until each layered dried.

Spray paint is fast drying and you can layer over and over it. It does smell awful though and your paper will have the spray paint smell for several days. It does eventually go away though.


Thank you! Great info!
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