A coworker of mine often complains that we do not have a toaster in the office. I have an unused one, and would like to paint her portrait on it as a humorous secret-santa gift for our office xmas party.
I like to work with acrylics and india ink, but am afraid that they will peel off when they get hot. What paint/technique do you think will work best?
posted by DaveZ
on Nov 27, 2013 -
DIY help -- spray paint + canvas = art? My roommate and I are planning on making our own spray paint art wall hangings. Neither of us know how to use spray paint or if the kind of canvas matters. Please help us choose the right materials and give us other advice for a successful creative masterpiece! [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune
on Nov 5, 2013 -
I've got some small wooden pieces (from a board game) that I'd like to paint a different color. I'm unsure of how to accomplish this. There are too many to realistically hand-paint. The pieces don't weigh much and if I spray paint them, they're going to tumble around and end up with some paint on the bottom. (That means that they'll probably stick to whatever surface I try to dry them on). Same goes for dipping them in paint - I'm not sure how would I dry them afterwards. I feel like there has to be some ingenious solution that I'm just not thinking of. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by chrisamiller
on Aug 17, 2013 -
paint filter: How much paint/spray paint will I need to stencil 60 2'x2.5' signs? [more inside]
posted by defmute
on Mar 28, 2012 -
Metafilter, save my art project! What kind of glue can I use to stick spray painted canvas parts to a spray painted canvas? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus
on Jun 6, 2011 -
I need to paint a bunch of glass candle holders, but don't want brush strokes and can only do this in my 1 bdrm apartment. I tried building a spray paint booth, but the fumes were intense and I still managed to get spray paint everywhere. Looking into airbrush or spray guns but they don't seem very safe for indoor use either. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Jan 26, 2011 -
I have 4 cotton t-shirts, 2 cans of Krylon "Fusion for Plastic" paint and some cheapo stencils from the drug store. Can I just slap them on and spray myself some shirts? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Feb 14, 2009 -
Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape. [more inside]
posted by alrightokay
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I'm looking for a photo of Banksy-style graffiti involving rabbits fighting each other. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Mar 18, 2008 -
I would like to spray paint a whole rose with metallic silver paint. The intention is that it will encase the rose, fully retaining its pretty rose shape for at least a few days, if not permanently. In reality the rose will probably wilt, or otherwise warp, leaving an ugly silver mess. I don't know. Any suggestions on how to get the results as imagined?
posted by fucker
on May 17, 2007 -
White refrigerators are so boring. I want to paint mine a nice shiny stylish black. [more inside]
posted by willmize
on May 18, 2005 -
Some bright spark spray-painted the large maple tree in front of my house. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the white paint without damaging the tree or leaving a permanent impression of the tag in the bark. Any ideas?
posted by sagwalla
on Dec 21, 2004 -