Monday, June 20, 2011

DIY Paint Spray Silhouette Art


Or, one could also call it an artistic take on "Who's that Pokemon".
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But really, this project can is fun, quick, and can be done with any image, not just Pokemon! So don't run away just because I used the "P" word. :)

Since Penga-Sis was over, I broke out some paint, foam brushes, and leftover canvas from the wedding.

We printed out some pictures of Pokemon we liked - which was really hard.  A lot of Pokmon have less-than-interesting silhouettes.  For example, my favorite Pokemon (ever! Of all time!) is psyduck.  He's a duck that always has a headache.
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But his profile isn't very fun.  Instead, I chose a magikarp, while Penga-Sis went with a charmander.

We cut them out and lightly taped them to the canvas.

The fun part is next - just flick your paint across the canvas!

Cover your image well to ensure a good silhouette!
To flick the paint, grab the plastic part inside the foam brush, pull it back and release!
Once the paint is maybe half-dry, gently pull the paper image off, and let it dry completely.


Since the first set came out well, we tried a second time with bidoof and gengar!

Bidoof was a bad idea on my part. It's silhouette isn't the greatest.

Penga-Sis' gengar - however, turned out fabulous!

Anyway, this was a really fun project! I think I'll eventually hang my two grey ones up in the house someplace.  It's understated enough, right? Not too "in-your-face" otaku? Sak says I have to keep things subtle so we don't scare visitors away.

Which Pokemon do you think has a great silhouette?

9 comments:

  1. A. If I think these are awesome and I don't know squat about this whole otaku thing, you will not scare visitors away.

    B. This is totally awesome. I could see someone doing this with the man/woman silhouette. That would be awesome.

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  2. i love the magikarp and charmander silhouettes! so cute.

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  3. they look really great all together! i'll have to remember this project!

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  4. So, so cute! Framing and hanging them bunched together would be nice, or putting them in one of those collage frames! =)

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  5. What a fun project! You are so creative :)

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  6. Ha, I thought the Bidoof was a Mareep a first. The rest of them look great though, especially Magikarp.

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  7. Dave says to do Voltorb.

    Psyduck is my favorite! I am perpetually cranky with a headache too.

    These are awesome!

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  8. How cool is this?!? Very cool :)

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