Are you looking for a simple and effective way to create an ombre look with spray paint? If so, you’re in luck! This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a beautiful and vibrant ombre look with spray paint in 10 minutes or less.
You’ll learn the best types of spray paints to use, the materials needed to get started, and the technique for achieving a perfect ombre look. With just a few supplies, you can transform any object into a colorful, custom creation that will instantly give any room a unique and modern touch. So let's get started!
One of my favorite design techniques is using the ombre look. I've even used it in my furniture pieces before.
Prepping for an Ombre Look With Spray Paint
First thing pick 3 paint colors to use on your project. I chose 3 different colors: red, white and blue for my patriotic theme. I used Rustoleum spray paint with a satin finish. Stick with satin, eggshell or matte for a non-glossy finish. Remember that if using white, pick a good white. I used Zinsser primer for a really good coat.
If you wanted to do all the same colors pick 3 different shades of the same color. It is a good idea to start with the lightest shade and work your way to the darkest color.
Pro Tip: Also remember, when creating the ombre look with spray paint, less is more. You want the least amount of layers possible. Also, spray with short, small sprays instead of a continuous long one.
Creating the Ombre Look with Spray Paint
- Take your first color (blue) and shake it up really good. Start spraying the sides of your cutout.
- Next, spray the top face with a really good coat.
- Let the coat dry for a few minutes. However, do not let it get too dry because you want your coats to somewhat blend together in the transition area, but not drip into each other.
- Repeat this process with your middle color on the next section (white). Add it to the sides, then spray the top face. Be careful to use light coats on the transitional part of the word.
- Let it dry for a few minutes.
- Repeat with your final color, the darker shade. Spray the sides and then the top face.
- Lastly use a spray sealant to seal your new piece of art.
It's that easy to create an ombre look with spray paint! If you find that you need to add some touching up, do so only after it has completely dried.
You can see my other ombre look on my snap crackle pop cutout. Let's take it a step further and make a wreath!
4th of July Wreath with Ombre Decor
Making a 4th of July wreath is a fun and easy project that anyone can do. Start by gathering your supplies
What you need:
- Snap crackle pop cutout
- Greenery from the Dollar store
- Balloon weight with stars and streamers from the dollar store (I cut the stars and streamers off for this wreath)
- Hot glue gun and glue
Here is my video of how I made the wreath:
Steps to make a wreath:
- Cut the greenery apart
- Lay out the first layer of your wreath
- Glue the first layer down
- Continue adding layers and gluing as you go - Make sure to add items in varying heights for an interesting look.
- Rearrange until you like it
- Add a bow
- Fill in around the bow
- Add our snap crackle pop cutout
Once complete, you can hang your wreath on the door and enjoy your beautiful craft!
Ombre spray paint is a great way to add color, texture, and dimension to your projects. It's easy to use and incredibly versatile for a variety of applications and materials like this wreath.
Rather than settling for a solid, single-color look, you can experiment with color combinations and seamlessly blend shades to create a unique and beautiful ombre effect. With ombre spray paint, the possibilities are endless! So why not embrace the trend and give it a try?
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