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  • MAKEKIND 17.

    07.18.2012 / Miscellaneous

    It might be due to my 1980’s upbringing, but I’ve got a major crush on the carefree aesthetic of splattered-paint. This week in MakeKind, I’m using the expressive painting technique to liven up a plain umbrella with some vibrant summer hues. Here’s how…

    MATERIALS // drop cloth, waterproof paint (I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Paints), old plate, all-purpose paint brushes (I used a variety of sizes, as well as a toothbrush), scrap paper, umbrella

    STEPS // 01 FIND YOUR TECHNIQUE  I found it easiest to test out a few splatter techniques before painting my umbrella. To begin, cover your work area with a drop cloth and pour a few dollops of paint onto an old plate.

    Next, dip paintbrush into paint and begin flicking the brush at the scrap piece of paper. Experiment with different brushes, distances and angles. Once you feel comfortable with the technique, it’s time to paint your umbrella.

    02 // PAINT YOUR UMBRELLA  Open your umbrella and rest on it’s handle. Splatter each color one at a time, rotating the umbrella in the process. Allow each layer of paint to dry before applying the next. Once all colors are applied, set aside to dry overnight.

    Once dry, your new umbrella can be used to shield rain or sunshine!

    Prefer a more bold, geometric print? Stay tuned; you will love my next post!

    [photos by Christine for Design For Mankind]

    • debby

      oh i loooove this!

    • Really digging this as well, thanks!

    • Love the 80s style splattered paint! Totally had a pair of spandex pants that looked just like this when I was little. Can’t wait to try this!

    • it’s raining paint … love it!

    • What a terrific idea – I have been searching for the perfect design umbrella but now I know to make it! Love the pops of orange on this one.

    • I am so in love with that umbrella and what a great way of introducing neons! Happy paint splatting!

    • cool “raining” idea:-) and this colors are so fresh!

      • christine definitely hit a home run with this one. :)

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