Some paper creations make your day better while some others help to lift you broken mood. Here is one that does both. Just give it a try!
Make a toothbrush spray painting:
This is a painting trick which I learned from my dad when I was just 6 to7 years old.
As a kid I used to love this trick because for some reason it fascinated me. Every now and then I would pluck flowers and collect various leaves and try to get their spray painting done. As my small effort could create a beautiful painting it would keep me motivated every time I made a painting. This was a story about me about 2 decades ago.
Few days back I came to know from my dad that children these days still enjoy spraying colors with toothbrush. Hence I decided to do something for the kids.
This article is all about rediscovering the enjoyment of painting with toothbrush and above all, teaching the children these days about the idea of "Do It Yourself" using simple things available at home.
I tried out this trick with my dad and learnt to use it more creatively. I will share a few of those helpful tips that I learned in this article so keep on reading.
But before we begin Answer this HONESTLY:
What you will need:
1. A toothbrush.
2. A drawing page (to make the painting).
3. A pair of scissors.
4. A regular paper (to cut out designs to be painted).
5. Water colors.
6. Twigs and other accessories.
Learn to use a toothbrush for spraying colors:
First let me be honest by saying you that- using toothbrush to create a spray painting is very slow process.
It may take a some time to complete the painting so you need little patience.
Overall it is very interesting and easy trick so you will definitely enjoy doing it.
Now let us learn how to use a toothbrush for spraying colors.
Here are some instructions:
1. The thicker the paint the smaller the droplet size of spray.s
2. Smaller sized paint droplets make the painting look more beautiful.
3. Spray the paint in a sample paper before using it for the painting because unequal sized droplets may ruin the picture.
Make a spray painting using toothbrush on a simple object.
Now that we have learned to use a toothbrush to spray paint, let us try out spraying colors on some simple objects.
Some important tips are:
1. Objects which have simple shapes like a spoon, pen, coin, eraser or a key are easy for painting.
2. Remember that a sufficient amount of spraying is necessary to make the background of the object visible. So have some patience and spray a little more color to make the painting beautiful.
Spraying on a paper cutout.
You need a paper cutout for this spraying exercise.
Making a paper cutout is very easy. It can be done in two ways. You can either make one yourself or cut a paper work from a magazine.
I decided to make one for myself so I made a drawing of a leaf and cut it out of paper.
You can cutout any shapes you want but keep the shape as simple as possible for your ease while cutting it.
Superimposition of objects with spraying:
In this trick we try to make a spray painting over another previously existing spray painting. This trick is very amazing because superimposition can make a simple spray painting look like an abstract one.
This are few points to keep in mind:
1. Begin by using a light color and slowly increase its tone by making it darker for the subsequent paintings.
2. Allow the first painting to dry for a 2-3 minutes before placing the cutout for the next painting to avoid smudging of the paint droplets.
Paint alphabets with Toothbrush
We often search for creative methods to write alphabets while making greeting cards and other work assignment. Using this trick writing will definitely become creative.
Some important points to remember for this trick are:
1. Use the big sized alphabets available in newspapers and magazines.
2. The edges and size of the cutout alphabets need to be perfect otherwise the quality of the spray painting may get affected.
3. Additionally one can color the painting with two or more colors to make it look interesting.
Design a Greetings card with spray painting:
Next time you want to make a hand made greetings card try out this trick.
Few things to remember:
1. Margins of a greetings card looks beautiful if left uncolored.
2. Use paper cutouts of any shapes and sizes that suits with your card.
3. Complete the card with neat and clean handwriting.
Make a spray painted logo with toothbrush:
Using toothbrush you can even design a logo by yourself. For this you will need to cut out the logo in a paper and use it as a guide for the painting.
Let us make the Pepsi logo and show how it is done.
Paint stars of the galaxy for a space scenery.
This time we will create stars using white color paint. Remember that the background needs to be dark for making the stars with white paint. So I suggest to use a black chart paper for best results.
Make a Tree with Toothbrush spray painting:
This is the last trick of this article.
Making tree leaves is often an untidy task. For those who want to paint the tree leaves, spraying can be a good choice.
It is quite easy to add details to the leaves with spray painting. Lets see how it is done:
Remember that yellow leaves lie on the surface. The further we move downwards the color changes to darker shades of green color.
Spray painting is very interesting and creative method used to create beautiful paintings and color objets.
Using toothbrush and paints one can easily make spray painting at home.
All that is needed is to dip the toothbrush in the paint and rub its bristles to spray the paint droplets.
Various objects impression can also be created easily.
Creative Paper cutouts can be used to make beautiful paper impression paintings.
It is one of the creative and useful method to engage children in painting and teach them to learn by doing.
5 Fun Facts about painting:
1. The credit for inventing spray painting is given to Francis Davis Millet. It was first used during the construction of Chicago Worlds Fair to complete works within strict deadline.
2. It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior of White House, located in Washington D.C.
3. Did you know that oil paints don't dry? Instead they harden due to oxidation.
4. Different colors have different influence on our mind. For example Red in interpreted as physical courage, strength, warmth, energy or excitement. Similarly Blue reflects intelligence, trust, logic or coolness, Yellow to optimism, confidence, emotional strength, creativity or friendliness and Green stands for harmony balance, refreshment, rest or restoration.
5. The earliest oil paintings were Buddhist murals found in Afghanistan's Bamiyan caves. They date back to the 7th century CE.
Darshanipanchal on June 19, 2020:
Owesome i will try it
RTalloni on November 09, 2018:
The idea of using this technique on greeting cards seems like a fun experiment.
Joem Castilla from phil on September 19, 2018:
These are so cool and beautiful! You are really a great artist!