Spray Paint Art


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Spray paint art is an artform utilizing spray paint and performed on posterboard or wood. It differs from traditional graffiti in that graffiti is performed on buildings, trains and the like, as opposed to more traditional art surfaces.

This is a unique form of art that is generally performed on the street in large metropolitan cities creating sureal landscapes of planets, comets, pyramids, cities and nature scenes.

The artist uses a canvas of white posterboard like the kind find in large retail stores like Walmart and Target_Corporation. This posterboard is relatively inexpensive usually purchased for under $0.50 per sheet.

* spray paint
* joint compond spatula - metal scraper usually used to remove paint from the painting in the creation of buildings, bridges, lightning and other effects.
* assorted clay modeling scraping tools - used to remove paint from the canvas in the creation of trees, bushes, shrub, grass and other effects.
* newspaper - used to remove paint in a random fashion from the canvas for adding texture.
* stencils - used to paint stenciled areas onto a canvas.
* latex gloves - to keep artists' hands from getting painted and sticky.

The posterboard is usually taped down with masking tape. Taping the edges of the painting is done to ensure a white border around the painting area. The tape is removed after the painting is finished.

Using several different colors spray upon each other in a small area of the canvas, the artist will remove some of the layers of paint creating a texture to the paint. Using newspaper to remove the paint in layers, the artist places newspaper over top of the paint that was just painted on the canvas, with a gental wipe on top of the newspaper, some of the paint will adhere to the newspaper. Removing the newspaper will randomly remove layers of paint and generate a texture. This method of paint layering and paint removal allows the artist to create several different effects from the creation of planets to creating landscapes.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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