How and How Long:
- In a well-ventilated area, lay both canvases onto work surface without touching. Spray with Gloss White and let dry. Cut out and spray leaf images with Semi-Gloss Black in 1-2 thin coats letting dry between each.
- For Ivy Leaf and Nickel “stripes”: Start masking by running a tape stripe down the length of one canvas on one edge. Add runs of tape to widen the taped portions but place some of those at angles on the existing tape. Make some taped areas wider than others. Leave random spaces as you tape continuing across the canvas. For additional effect, add tape at little angles away from the original runs.
- When satisfied with tape placement, rub very, very well over all the edges of the tape to secure a very tight edge. This will prevent paint from seeping under the tape’s edge and ensure crisp lines.
- To avoid overspray of Ivy Leaf green into the Nickel areas (at about 2/3 of the way across canvas) Cover the remaining masked areas by taping newspaper onto an existing strip (make sure you aren’t sneaking out of the masked line at all).
- Spray your first portion of the canvas with Ivy Leaf, let dry.
- Remove the newspaper. With a clean piece of newspaper protect your green painted area in the same manner as step 4. Spray Nickel, let dry. When completely dry, remove newspaper and all tape.
- Practice spraying the webbing on a sample surface. Standing directly above and at about 2 feet away spray webbing quickly across canvases in one direction and then another direction running off the canvases. Go very easy at first, you can always add more.
- When all is dry, apply adhesive to back of leaves and place onto painted “grasses” randomly.
Approximate project time: 3 hours.