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]
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. :)
Cindy, I love “it’s raining paint!” So genius. ;)
even if we are in the midle of the summer, YES i miss the winter rain, because of this AMAZING umbrella!!i LOVE it!
It came out SO good! I need to try this out. Just bought the transparent umbrella at Urban Outfitters. Waiting for that baby to ship over and this shall be made! Although a geometric pattern might suit it better. Can’t wait for the next post!
Are there any other paints you could use? Like acrylics ? And then maybe spray something over the top to set it ?
Great question Kayla, I think acrylic paint will work perfectly! Any paint that is water-resistant when it dries, should do the trick. When in doubt, I ask the sales team at my local craft store, those ladies know everything! ;)
I almost wish it was raining today so I could use this gorgeous umbrella!
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