Allspraypainted Magazine #04
The allspraypainted Magazine issue #4 is now available online here for free and in print. For four years now, the allspraypainted magazine has been consistently summarizing the inspiring and nurturing projects being undertaken throughout the year on the allspraypainted website. A printed and free online journal that helps readers to "Create their own worlds" through interesting craft, art, and DIY projects for all skill levels. Using little more than some simple objects and a variety of Montana Cans products, in 2021 we tackled projects for interior, exterior, creative and functional, resolved storage problems, and gave makeovers, and we even heard what some artists and creators had to say in this most peculiar of times. We used materials that were new, we saved money where ever it was possible and upcycled all the objects we could get our hands on. www.allspraypainted.com/
The allspraypainted Magazine issue #4 is now available online here for free and in print.
For four years now, the allspraypainted magazine has been consistently summarizing the inspiring and nurturing projects being undertaken throughout the year on the allspraypainted website. A printed and free online journal that helps readers to "Create their own worlds" through interesting craft, art, and DIY projects for all skill levels.
Using little more than some simple objects and a variety of Montana Cans products, in 2021 we tackled projects for interior, exterior, creative and functional, resolved storage problems, and gave makeovers, and we even heard what some artists and creators had to say in this most peculiar of times. We used materials that were new, we saved money where ever it was possible and upcycled all the objects we could get our hands on.
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16 An Easter Back
24 allspraypainted meets
30 Magic Chrome
38 RUST Effect and
52 RUST Effect Office
58 How to Marble
with Spray Paint
64 Glass Paint Bathroom Jar
70 Three New Takes On
The Halloween Pumpkin
meets Carolin Kaiser
80 Abstract Patterned
Tealight Candle Holders
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To say „we saw it coming“ is an understatement. From the very beginning of 2021, the world knew
that the year ahead was going to be a wild and unpredictable ride. Like those refreshing autumn
days when the cold winds whisp away the warm summer air. Taking with them the leaves from the
trees and the carefree manner of summer. In 2021, we slowly tasted a little of our former freedoms as
international borders eased their restrictions and the new world started to come to terms with what
it could and couldn‘t do.
With it came a world of opportunity, but above all a new appreciation for everything that we took for
granted prior. In a follow-up interview with former allspraypainted meets artist Carolin Kaiser, she told
us of how post-lockdown, her appreciation and awareness of how amazing natural colors are was
only possible thanks to forced isolation. In another allspraypainted meets feature with artist Nadine
Kolodziey, we were reminded of how fruitful creative flexibility can be in terms of employment and
creative outlets, in a time where many people needed to reinvent their professions to stay afloat.
When we weren‘t being tested by the complexities of our current time, we were being creative. Projects,
projects, projects! And how glad we were to have that to look forward to. We celebrated the
seasons by way of upcycling glass vessels with Montana GLASS Paint for a frosted Christmas, kept it
simple with some concrete Christmas tealights holders, gave natural materials like paper stars a Montana
METALLIC facelift, and ended the year with the popping of corks as our new Montana METALLIC
wine coolers stored our favorite bubbly at the New Year‘s Eve party. Never did the Easter Eggs look
so colorful as they did this year, as did our impressive pumpkins on Halloween.
Getting acquainted with the Montana RUST Effect Spray was more than just fun as we tried it on nearly
everything, from picture frames to clocks, sculptures to shelves. We even gave the working and
office workspaces we spend so much time in a brand new mood with a RUST Effect makeover. And for
those preferring to stick to classic colors, we celebrated the release of the seasonal Pantone colors
by giving our office objects a Pantone-inspired touch.
There was no idea too big or too small. Floor coverings, lighting, plastic storage crates, bathroom
decor objects, all types of furniture (regardless of their material), and even home decor products like
plastic flowers got a run. The Montana PRIMER Sprays, GLITTER colors, GLASS Paints, METALLIC
Sprays, MARBLE, GRANIT, NIGHTGLOW, and all the VARNISH Sprays passed through our creative
hands at one time or another. Leaving us with the confidence and know-how to tackle any project in
There are a lot more craft and DIY projects installed for 2022. All of them will be fun, creative, and
inspirational. Stay with us as we grow, learn, and create together, one project at a time. In 2022 we
also look forward to featuring more allspraypainted meets artists and putting the spotlight back on
what can be done, rather than what we are told we can‘t do. Turn the pages of this book and enjoy the
ride within it. This, the 4th annual allspraypainted Magazine.
THERE‘S A COLORFUL PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
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Upcycling Gradient Desktop Organizers
Where do we put our pens, paperclips, erasers, sticky notes, and scissors? The
list goes on and on for all the things that live on the desktops that we need to
help us create and stay organized. It is great to have all these things, that is,
unless there are no desktop drawers to store and organize them all. Naturally,
that gave us an idea to resolve the problem and have an excuse to start a
project all at once. The DIY Desktop Organizers were born, and here is how we
HOW WE DID IT
The basis of our DIY Desktop Organizers is the bowls, dishes, or
cups you decide to use. The idea is to glue one to the other to
make a base and a holder on the top. Any variation of shape and
size is possible as long as some thought is given to equilibrium.
Be mindful that whatever combination you use can balance and
hold the weight put into them once filled with desktop goodies.
We chose to use plastic bowls and dishes due to their availability,
strength, and lightweight. They can hold a lot without weighing
Scuffing the sides and insides of the bowls lightly with
some sandpaper meant that there was a bit of tooth on the plastic
surfaces to hold paint well. All items were cleaned and dried
and the rims of the bases were glued together using superglue.
Important at this stage to remember is that if any excess glue
drips or runs onto the outside of your join, that you clean it off
straight away with a q-tip. Dry glue drips and blobs will show up
on your painting work and can be wiped away when the glue is
still wet. Depending on the material of your bowls etc, you may
want to ask your local hardware or craft store if the glue you
have is right for the materials you are using. Once glued together
and holding, we left the new look holders overnight to dry.
Then it was time for the fun part. Remembering to shake all
our cans well for 2-3 minutes before using them, we removed the
black safety ring from under the nozzles of the cans (where applicable)
and started with the Montana Plastic PRIMER. Should
you be working with other materials like wood or ceramics, we
recommend using the Montana Universal PRIMER instead. Once
the 2-3 minutes shaking has occurred and you can hear the mixing
balls moving freely, spray the holders from a distance of
about 15cm, in thin light coats, moving in a side-to-side motion
as you trigger on each pass. Start with the inside of the holder
and then move your way to the outside. Once dry, you can repeat
this process with your chosen Montana GOLD colors. Again,
start with the base color you want to use from the inside outwards.
Once dry, you can take the holder in your hands and turn
them upside down, spraying first the midsection of the holder,
allowing any spray mist or splatters to drop downwards to create
an ombre or gradient, and then with your third color spray a
portion of the top rim of your holder, which will be the base once
you place the holder back down the right way up. We chose the
Montana GOLD colors Bazooka Joe, Lyche, Shrimp Pastel, Frozen
Strawberry, Smaragd Green, White Lilac, Flipper, and Shock
Blue Light. You could choose any color or any colorway you like
making your holders look exactly as you want them to.
All holders were then left overnight to dry. This allowed the
curing process of the Montana GOLD colors and gave us some
time to decide if we wanted to clear coat them with a Montana
VARNISH Spray or leave them as they were. If you wish to clear
coat them, choose your preferred Montana VARNISH Spray to finish
in Matte, Semi-Gloss, or Gloss, repeat the painting process
as with the other cans and allow them to dry overnight. Then
you‘re done. Nice work!
The actual work time for this project was no more than 30
minutes, however for best results, allow overnight drying time
for the gluing, painting, and sealing processes. Don‘t skimp on
good glue as the bond between your bowls, cups and dishes are
essential to the longevity of your desktop organizers. And if at
first, you are not happy with your choice of colors, don‘t worryit‘s
just paint! Before applying any clear coat, allow the old colors
to dry and recoat in the new colors as desired. This is a project
for any skill level and could be a good way to upcycle some
bowls, cups, and dishes you may already have lying around.
Don‘t hold back and Happy Crafting!
Gradient Desktop Organizers
• Montana MARBLE Effect Pastel Green
• Montana Universal PRIMER
• Montana GOLD Bazooka Joe
• Montana GOLD Lyche
• Montana GOLD Shrimp Pastel
• Montana GOLD Frozen Strawberry
• Montana GOLD Smaragd Green
• Montana GOLD White Lilac
• Montana GOLD Flipper
• Montana GOLD Shock Blue Light
• Montana PRIMER
• Drop Sheet
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TESTING THE NEW MONTANA RUST EFFECT SPRAY 400ML
Rust, a charming sign of weathering, aging, and exposure to the
elements. The scars of time can be as alluring and beautiful, as
they can be painful and fatiguing. Or at least that is when rust
claims its victims and things start to break. Although some projects
require the removal of rust before you can give something
a new lease on life, there are often cases while being creative
where you wished that mother nature would step in and help add
a little bit of rust to give something a little extra character. For
exactly these moments, there is now the Montana Cans, RUST
Effect Spray 400ml.
This easy-to-handle 400ml can is as simple to use as any
other Montana can you are used to. Available in the colors Orange
Brown ER8000 and Brown ER8100, this high-pressure can is
ideal for creating the illusion of rust, or that a surface has rusted
naturally over time. Not only does the Nitro-Combi formula offer
two tones of the color of rust, but also a texture on the surface
of your object that looks deceiving like the real thing.
You‘re probably be asking yourself, „but why don‘t you just
leave your object outside for a while to rust naturally?“ Because
pre-primed wood, concrete, plastic, synthetic materials such as
polystyrene, or flat surfaces such as walls and canvas don‘t rust.
That is until now, with a little help from the Montana RUST Effect
The ideas came flooding and it didn‘t take long before we
were out in the studio, or rummaging through cupboards, looking
for things to upcycle, reinvent, or make more charming with
our new favorite effect can. Our treasure hunt resulted in the finding
of some cool looking planters, an old clock, picture frames,
and a little bike model. All items once cleaned and dry, were given
the RUST Effect Spray treatment. Wherever required, each
item was precoated with the applicable Montana Cans PRIMER
Spray in Universal, Plastic, Polystyrene, or Metal PRIMER. If your
objects are precoated, you can test to see if your RUST Effect
Spray applies straight on.
The high-pressure output in conjunction with the nozzle on
the can (a Standard Round female nozzle), was great for getting
into all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of each object.
Mixing a little of the Orange Brown with the Brown was not only
fun, it also made each object look more natural and organic. As
if mother nature had done the job herself. And when the first
visitors started to see what we had achieved, the reactions were
nothing short of „WOW!“
With the new Montana RUST Effect Spray 400ml, not only
have new doors of creativity opened, but also the context of the
materials we can use to make them look natural. Stay tuned for
more projects and artworks using Montana RUST Effect Spray
400ml on allspraypainted soon.
„The RUST Effect Spray is great for giving an
object a used look. There‘s no way you can
make things go rusty faster!“
– Carolin Kaiser, visual artist from Mannheim, Germany
An Easter Back
WHEN ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE COLOR
Seasonal An Easter Back to Basics
Festive days aren´t just an excuse to have days off work or school. They all
have their backgrounds and historical origins, and in most cases, whatever your
orientation, they are all great days together with people you love. Easter is a
classic example of such a day. Color, searching for Easter eggs, and let‘s not
forget copious amounts of chocolate. The one symbol, however, that seems to
be universal is the humble egg. And with that, we decided to go back to basics
and add some color to the beloved hard-boiled egg. This is how we did it.
For this project, there weren´t any materials required that were out of the
ordinary. Our workspaces were already prepared with a drop sheet, gloves,
and our masks. And our chosen Montana GOLD colors were at hand‘s reach.
You can choose any colors you like, but we chose to stick to a pastel
colorway with the colors Light Lilac, Summit, Pudding, Viola, Linden Green,
and of course, Easter Yellow. In keeping with the theme „back to basics“, we
used good old-fashioned chicken eggs. Not so that we could eat them later
(eggs should not be eaten if spray painted), but as they have such a beautiful
form that is natural and durable if hard-boiled. If you wanted, you could
choose to pierce the eggs at both ends and blow out the contents to have
hollow eggs. Or you could use decor eggs made of wood, plastic, or foam. If
you use foam, preprime with Montana Polystyrene PRIMER Spray and ensure
all the foam´s pores are covered and sealed. After having shaken the cans
for 2-3 minutes, removing the nozzle, and allowing the black safety ring
underneath it to fall out, you´re ready to trigger your cans and paint your
eggs. Lay each egg on your drop sheet with enough space around it so you
can spray from all angles. Then paint each egg in thin layers from 15-20cm
distance, in slow sweeping motions. Allow to dry and roll slightly so that the
unpainted patches can be sprayed. Then repeat the process so that all sides
of your egg are painted. Allow to dry and your eggs are done!
An Easter Back to Basics
Your eggs are now dry, the colors look amazing, and the whole painting
process took less than 5 minutes. What was the most challenging part of the
project was hard boiling the eggs so that they didn´t crack. But even that
isn´t too hard if you go slow and start with cold water. Such beautiful, simple
eggs mean you can then put your energy into how you want to present them.
Play with different bowls, holders, and color combinations. Or even make a
day of it and invite some friends to join in and catch up while you‘re doing
it. Compliment your display with some seasonal flowers or twigs from the
garden, and you have yourself a timeless Easter decoration for indoors or
out. Then, all you need to have is a happy Easter. Happy Crafting.
A FRESH NEW LOOK AT THE CREATORS BEHIND THE CREATIONS
For several years, allspraypainted has been bringing inspiring
creativity from all orientations straight to your screens. To motivate,
assist, and inspire you, so you too can make the world you
live in a colorful one.
With the realization that everyone can use a spray can, we
realized it was time to take a deeper look at what the movers and
shakers using spray paint for their craft. Who are the innovators
such as fine artists, visual artists, architects, interior designers,
and creatives that are at the top of their game when it comes to
using spray paint for their craft?
Allspraypainted meets will feature and interview, some
amazing creators who will inform, inspire, and intrigue you. What
drives them, what‘s their motivation, how do they do it? Check
out our feature with German visual artist, Nadine Kolodziey and
learn how she makes her amazing art. Carolin Kaiser gives us
an update on what happened since we last spoke to her back
in 2020. Stay tuned and watch this space for a new way to get
„LEARNING TO UNLEARN“
allspraypainted meets Nadine Kolodziey
It‘s funny to think that an email shifted over to the trash can in suspicion of it
being „fake“, could have been the end of a monumental opportunity. Luckily for
Nadine Kolodziey, the forgotten about email from YouTube in the U.S was followed
up weeks later by a surprise telephone call from them personally. They
were trying to contact her regarding a book project for which they wanted her
to design illustrations.
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This, only a single element of the broad spectrum of artwork
created by the thirty-something classically trained German illustrator.
Even so early on in her career, Nadine Kolodziey is more
than just your average drawing addict. With her formative years
taking place in the ‚80s and 90s, Nadine has managed to merge
her love of manga and Japanese culture generally, with other
strengths she displays with ease like color use, collage, painting,
and digital artwork.
As a visual artist, Nadine alternates her workspace between the
German cities of Frankfurt and Berlin. Also apt in many forms of
artmaking by hand, it is Berlin that she turns to for the progression
for her newfound love of augmented reality. The diversity of
such progressive and creative cities only adds some extra edge
to her already dynamic work.
At the core of her artistic practice, Kolodziey likes to implement
a motto that always keeps her moving forward. „Learn to unlearn“.
With these three words, she offers herself the freedom to
return to basics to rediscover what lies at the source of each
idea. The love of mixing and matching means no doors are closed
when Nadine Kolodziey creates. With a strong foundation in
drawing, it is often a Montana ACRYLIC marker or design marker
in hand, that starts the process from conception to execution of
„Learn to unlearn“, keywords that guide her through the digital
visual landscape, as she trailblazes with her own augmented
reality app known as „Nadine Kolodziey“ in app stores. As with
most pixel pushers, Nadine Kolodziey is no exception to the notion
that behind most digital artwork creators, there are talen-
ted craftspeople with manual skills. Skills that even
translated into Kolodziey‘s movement into spray
paint works made with her favorite spray paint line,
the Montana GOLD range.
With a mystical effect that seems not completely
graphically inspired, not quite painterly, Kolodziey‘s
also seamlessly applies her favorite Montana GOLD
colors in her canvas work. Works that supply a location
where opacity and transparency meet in a manner
that is dynamic, colorful, and loud. Although the
love of manga, toys, and Japanese cultural references
are ever-present, it is no secret that European
and Memphis design, are also morphed with Kolodziey‘s
personality to keep the work traveling in its
own unique direction.
Kolodziey‘s yearning to invite the audience to interact
with her artwork beyond its design or motif has
not only led her onto the path of augmented reality,
but her stylized 3D works in the form of sculptural
installation also breathe life into her portfolio while
integrating digital enhancement. The works take on
a life of their own creating human experiences and
thus memories. In a recent development within her
augmented reality works, Kolodziey has discovered
the augmented reality spray can filter. Just as in real
life in her studios, this feature enables her use of the
Montana GOLD cans to breach new horizons in a
combination of static artwork, and real-time dynamic
digital artwork. Without requiring a wall or a static
substrate as a painting surface, the spray can filter
enables users to create spray markings in thin air,
within an installation context created by Kolodziey.
This magical merge fulfills both her love of handson
artmaking and her fascination for creating a world
that is otherwise not there. With a background of
white walls and life-sized white polystyrene objects,
the welcomed digital splash of color is nothing less
We look forward to the new horizons
we are sure to see in the development
of Nadine Kolodziey‘s work, but until
then, let‘s enjoy what she has already
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Magic Chrome and
FROM PLAIN TO TIMELESS IN TWO STEPS
Makeover Magic Chrome and Metallic Makeover
It is easy to find objects and ornaments that get your attention and can decorate
your home. Any yard sale, second-hand store, decor, and hardware stores,
all have something to offer. Maybe you already have them stored away from a
time long ago when your taste in color may have been a little different. With
the Montana GOLD Chrome Effect and Metallic Matt color range, you can add a
touch of class and timelessness in as little as two steps. Sound intriguing? Read
What‘s the difference between Chrome Effect and Metallic Matte colors you
might be asking? Chrome Effect colors have shiny metallic pigment particles
that dry on the outside of the paint surface to reflect as much light as possible.
You could consider this an „open“ surface paint that marks when the pigments
are touched or exposed to the elements. The Metallic Matt colors, on the other
hand, are traditional „closed“ surface paint colors that have metallic pigments
inside the paint liquid which dries to form the paint‘s skin. Metallic Matt colors
are less shiny but more durable and able to be handled. Both offer unique finishes
that are beautiful in their own right. Just as we learned in our Magic Chrome
and Metallic Makeover.
Magic Chrome and Metallic Makeover
Dusting off some old objects like glasses, candle holders, or vases
is done in a flash. If you‘re looking for something new or different,
as suggested prior, go and visit your local stores and yard
sales to see if anything there takes your fancy. With your painting
space ready, objects and ornaments clean, dry, and dustfree,
shake your cans for 2-3 minutes to ensure the mixing balls
were moving freely. Starting with the Montana Universal PRIMER
Spray, paint each object at a distance of about 15cm from the
object‘s surface, in smooth side-to-side motions. You are better
off doing thin multiple coats, than singular thick coats that may
drip or take longer to dry thoroughly. Once dry, it‘s time to take
the Montana GOLD Metallic color of your choice and apply it in
the same manner as the PRIMER. We used the Montana GOLD
Chrome Effect colors Goldchrome, Copperchrome, and Silverchrome,
for the shiny metallic finishes. We turned to the Montana
GOLD Metallic colors Silver Matt and Gold Matt to achieve
the low sheen (or matt finishes) that can be handled. Repeat the
process if desired with each color till you achieve the metallic
finish you were aiming for.
Magic Chrome and Metallic Makeover
Well, it was that easy! What was once a pile of things that were
OK, is now decorative or functional objects and ornaments that
can find a new place in your home. The shiny Chrome Effect
finish took our plain ornaments in a whole new direction. While
the smooth matt luster of the Metallic Matt colors offers a sense
of timelessness, like a family heirloom or a forgotten treasure.
It‘s important to remember, the Chrome Effect colors have pigments
on the surface of the paint, meaning they can‘t be touched
or handled as they will mark or deteriorate. So choose your
objects carefully when you apply each color so you can enjoy
the fruits of your labor for many years to come.
This project is for all skill levels and can be done by anyone
that has a spare 10 minutes (excluding drying times) and
is old enough to use a spray can. Another job well done. Happy
RUST Effect and
A NEW LOOK FOR METAL SHELVES
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It isn‘t always possible, or necessary, to buy expensive shelving for simple
storage problems. Just as it isn‘t always simple to find storage shelves that
look good and do the job well. Although available in just about any hardware
store, the classic DIY metal shelves may do a great job when it comes
to storing your books and belongings, but often the way they look is not
exactly what you want inside your home. In this project, we fix two problems
at once using Montana RUST Effect Spray, and our favorite Montana
GOLD colors. Sound tempting? Read on.
Interior Marble Entryway Bench
HOW IT WAS DONE
Our shelves came from the local big-box hardware store that had
a few variations of shelving available. Some came with wooden
inserts which we liked, others were completely metal. Should
yours be metal only but you like the idea of wooden shelf inserts,
ask their wood department if you can also purchase some cutto-size
pieces of plywood to fit onto your shelves.
The first step to vitalizing our very standard metal shelving
was to sandpaper the surface of every piece of shelving
lightly while it was still in pieces. This created light abrasion for
our paint to stick to. The same goes for the wood inserts if they
apply to you. You don‘t need to do a great amount of work here,
just ensure that your sandpaper is fine and that all your pieces
are clean, dry, and dust-free before painting. Reverting back to
our regular practice of shaking our cans vigorously for 2-3 minutes
and removing the black safety ring from the nozzle where
applicable, we then started by priming all the metal pieces,
which were either laid down on our drop sheet or propped up in
our protected painting space. Using the Montana Metal PRIMER
Spray, we applied thin, even coats to each piece. While this was
drying, we took our wooden shelf inserts (if applicable to you),
and also coated them in thin even coats. But this we did with
the Montana Universal PRIMER Spray. We suggest priming both
sides of the wood to avoid it warping.
Once all our primed metal parts were dry, the next step
was to give them a touch of rust effect. Starting with our Montana
RUST Effect Spray in the color Brown, we coated all our pieces
as desired. This became the basis of the rust effect. If your
shelving has no wooden inserts, place the flat metal shelving
pieces aside. We will color them later. If you do have wooden
shelf inserts, you can apply RUST Effect Spray only to the sides
of the metal shelves as the inner parts will be covered by the
wood inserts. Once all these metal parts were dry, we grabbed
our Montana RUST Effect Spray in Brown Orange which is lighter
and added some highlighting touches. This made the effect look
more organic and natural as if our shelves had aged and weathered
naturally outside in the elements.
The final touch was to add color. Using our favorite Montana
GOLD colors, we took our first pre-primed wooden shelf
insert and applied one color. Spraying in slow sweeping motions
from side to side, we ensured that our coats went on evenly.
You can recoat once dry if you desire. We chose to change
color for each shelf, however, you could use one throughout if
you prefer. If your shelves are all metal, the same technique applies.
Apply one color to each pre-primed shelf insert, and work
in sweeping motions from side to side. A small tip; why not try
the Montana Flat Jet Cap medium on your Montana GOLD cans
when painting the flat surfaces. It gives a great finish making it
easy to avoid drips and inconsistencies.
All the hard work was now done! Or at least most of it. We
left all our pieces to dry for 24 hours or more. Even though everything
already looked great, before we put it all back together
there was only one last step we wanted to take. Turning to our
trusty Montana VARNISH Spray in the finish of your choice (we
chose GLOSS), we applied thin even coats to all pieces (metal
and wood) as desired. This was the icing on the cake that not
only gave our shelves a look in one singular finish, but also protected
our shelves from scratches, chipping, UV exposure, and
general wear and tear. Again, we left it all to dry overnight before
putting the shelves together.
Although there are only 1-2 hours of actual work, the whole
project would need to be planned over at least 3-4 separate
sessions. One for sanding and priming (allow to dry), one for applying
the color (allow to dry), one for applying the varnish (allow
to dry), and the final to put it all together again. Able to be done
by all skill levels, you are bound to have fun with this project
whether you‘re a beginner or a pro. Now to figure out what to put
in our cool new shelving?
Well done and Happy Crafting!
• Montana RUST Effect Spray Brown
• Montana RUST Effect Spray Orange
• Montana Metal PRIMER Spray
• Montana Universal PRIMER Spray
• Montana GOLD Lychee
• Montana GOLD Light Lilac
• Montana VARNISH Spray Gloss
• Metal shelving
• Wooden shelf inserts (optional)
• Fine sandpaper
• Drop Sheet
RUST Effect and Color Shelving
BRINGING YOUR SPACE UP TO DATE
Makeover Pantone Inspired Colorway 2021
The Pantone color trends have been major influencing trends for design, fashion,
homewares, and all things color for many years. And we must be honest,
we think they get it pretty right most of the time. Each year their team introduces
a new set of colors that inspire both independently, as well as when they are
together as a colorway. „So, what are the 2021 colors this year?“, we hear you
asking. The colors announced for 2021 are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Colors
that are both solid, uplifting, optimistic, and warm. All the things one needs, after
putting a year like 2020 behind us.
The whole thing got us thinking, and you guessed it, we got inspired. The result
was a Pantone-inspired colorway project in celebration of the 2021 colors. And
of course, you can also find similar colors within the Montana color ranges in a
variety of their paint lines. We chose Montana METALLIC Silver, Montana GOLD
Asphalt, Vanilla, and Easter Yellow. Interested in seeing what we did, Read on.
HOW WE DID IT
The European winter is ending, the sun is shining again, and the
new 2021 Pantone colors have been announced. What a great
opportunity to update our office or our workspace. Or any
other room you think needs it. Our focus was on the ceramic
planter pots that housed our little cacti, a wooden desktop organizer
that was begging for a facelift, a hole punch as we hadn‘t
thought of that before, and a complimentary piece of a wooden
board (or MDF particle board) for general decoration and surface
CERAMIC PLANTER POTS
The small white planter pots were ambient decoration on our
desks up until now. Therefore, it occurred to us to bring them to
the fore a little. Starting with the biggest one, after it was cleaned
and dried, we applied a complete coat of Montana GOLD
in the color Easter Yellow. Inside and out, we sprayed one side
while in a standing position, the other upside down once the inside
had dried. We then allowed the whole pot to dry and then
masked the top half off with our masking tape so that it would
stay yellow where covered. While we were using the tape, we
also masked triangular shapes into two of the small pots which
we were going to spray a different color each. One pot was
left completely white as a complementary color to our wooden
board, which we will get to later. The remaining half of the big
pot was sprayed with Montana METALLIC Effect Spray in the color
Silver, and the two smaller pots had their triangles painted in
either Asphalt or Easter Yellow from the Montana GOLD range.
We left them all to dry overnight.
WOODEN DESKTOP ORGANIZER
Our wooden desktop organizer was one of those classic musthaves
that gets daily use on our desk and was more than overdue
that we gave it a little color. Ours was smooth and clean,
but you may need to lightly sand with fine sandpaper, clean, and
dust off in preparation for painting. And the rest was easy. Take
the draws out, place it all on our drop sheet, spray, let dry, turn,
and repeat. You can do multiple coats if desired. Let it all dry
overnight, place the draws back in, and it‘s ready to go.
The hole punch is one of those instruments that always gets looked
over. Not this time! We removed any loose parts that could
be reapplied, gave it a clean and a dry, and then sprayed it with
the Montana GOLD color Vanilla. Once dry we reapplied anything
we removed, and it was ready to go back into service.
Pantone Inspired Colorway 2021
Our little wooden board was a logical add-on to our new look
workspace. Ours was a piece of MDF that was clean and smooth.
This or any other clean and smooth wood could be used. If required,
give it a light sanding with some fine sandpaper and then
clean it off in readiness for painting. You can either spray the
whole board the color you want to start with on both sides and
leave it to dry or mask off the area you want to seal off and apply
your first color to the unmasked section. Once dry, repeat this
process by covering the already painted side and cover the side
you want to apply the second color onto. We recommend coating
the whole board once on both sides if it is thin, to avoid it
warping if only one side is covered. Our color combination was
Montana GOLD Vanilla and Asphalt.
Naturally, remember to shake all cans well for 2-3 minutes before
use so you can hear the mixing ball moving freely. If required,
turn the can upside-down and remove the nozzle, allowing the
back safety ring to fall out. Reapply the nozzle and do a test
spray in a direction away from everything.
This is an easy project that is ideal for any level. There is about
an hour of work involved to complete all pieces, but it could be
faster if you chose straight color applications rather than masking
and creating application shapes. You can increase or decrease
the difficulty by doing simple or complicated masking
work. When it‘s all done, you can look at your fantastic handy
work and feel like a Scandanavian designer in your own home or
office. Well done and Happy Crafting.
• Montana GOLD Asphalt
• Montana GOLD Vanilla
• Montana GOLD Easter Yellow
• Montana METALLIC Silver
• Ceramic planter pots
• Wooden desktop organizer
• Hole punch
• Wooden board (or MDF particle board)
• Sandpaper (optional)
• Masking tape
• Drop Sheet
Allspraypainted Lookbook 51
NO NEED TO WAIT FOR THE ELEMENTS
RUST Effect Office Update 54
Office spaces are not just places of business. To work well in an office, it is
ideal if it makes you happy to be there, that it inspires you, and motivates you so
you can work efficiently with discipline. At best, your office puts you in a good
mood when you go there to work. But this is not always the case. So what are
your options? Either imagine it is more inspirational than it really is, or take matters
into your own hands and make somewhere that brings the best out of you.
We chose the latter, and with a little help from the new Montana RUST Effect
Sprays, we created a RUST Effect Office Update.
HOW IT WAS DONE
The items we worked with for our RUST Effect Office Update were a metal desktop
lamp, a recycled food tin, some metal bookends, and a circular desktop organizer. These
items were already at home on our desk, so it was an easy choice. You could choose
to use other functional metal objects that you already have, or take a look in any kind of
homewares, hardware, or furniture stores (like IKEA) that sell many various items that
you may like. The most important thing is they are all clean, dry, and free of dust and
With your painting area prepared, drop sheet laid down, gloves and mask on,
and your cans all shaken for 2-3 minutes or more, pick up the first item of your choice
and spray it evenly with the Montana Metal PRIMER Spray. In the case of the desktop
lamp, make sure your light bulb is removed, the cord is NOT PLUGGED IN and covered
with masking tape to protect it from being covered by any spray. It is also important
that the fitting where the wires and bulb normally is has been covered well with some
scrunched paper or sealed off completely with masking tape. Repeat this process with
all your items spraying at approximately 15cm distance from each item. Then let them
The second step is applying your first coat of Montana RUST Effect Spray in the
color Brown. By the time you have managed to spray all the items, they should be dry
enough to add the second coat which will be with the RUST Effect Spray color Brown
Orange. Only apply the Brown Orange in blotches as you desire. This will give each item
an organic look of rust at various stages as if it had been left out in the rain. When you
are happy with your result, leave all items overnight to dry.
You are now at the final stage of your RUST Effect Office Update. To seal your
items and give them protection against scratching, it is time to apply your preshaken
Montana VARNISH Spray. We suggest Semi-Gloss or Matt as this is closest to the matt
look of natural rust. However, you could also use VARNISH Gloss should you prefer a
shiny finish. As soon as your desktop lamp is dry enough to handle, remove any protective
tape or papers you applied previously.
RUST Effect Office Update
And you‘re done, and everything turned out great! This is a great project for all
skill levels and you only need about 30 minutes of actual work time not considering the
drying time. There is a good chance you may not be able to decide what should now go
where. But that‘s OK, just swap things around from time to time and you will feel you
are creating a completely new office space each time. Well done and Happy Crafting!
• Montana RUST Effect Spray Brown
• Montana RUST Effect Spray Orange
• Montana PRIMER Metal
• Montana VARNISH Spray Matt
• Desktop lamp
• Metal bookends
• Recycled metal food tin
• Circular metal desktop organizer
• Masking tape
• Drop Sheet
How to Marble with
ORGANIC EFFECTS WITH NOTHING MORE THAN COLOR
DIY How to Marble with Spray Paint
“Everyone is an artist.” There is nothing more disheartening than hearing that
if you don‘t relate to it but still love being creative. If this is the case, maybe a
technique like marbling is just the right way to discover the artist within you.
With little more than some Montana GOLD Spray color, a bucket of water, and
natural vases, you can make artwork that everyone will appreciate. But most of
all, even yourself! It‘s easy, fast and all you need to do is read on to make it happen.
HOW WE DID IT
Any vase, plant potter, or terracotta object you have in your home is a potential candidate
for this project. And if there isn‘t anything at home, a trip to the local hardware
store, homewares, or decor shop will have you ready to start in no time. The ideal color
base for the object is white, in a matt finish. However, don‘t be afraid to experiment with
different colors and finishes.
Ensuring your vases, pots, or objects of any natural orientation are clean, dry, and
free of dust and oils, the next step is to prepare all your cans for use. Remove the nozzles
and turn your cans upside-down, allowing the black safety ring to fall out. While in
the upside-down position, tap each can in the palm of your hand till you hear the mixing
balls move around. Then shake the can well for 2-3 minutes so the mixing ball moves
freely, reapplying the nozzle when you are ready to spray. Test spray the can away from
any other surfaces to ensure the cap is on correctly and the can is working perfectly.
In your bucket of water which is on your protected spray area, spray one, two, or
any number of the Montanan GOLD colors you have chosen onto the top of the water.
You will see the color float on the water‘s surface. We chose one color at a time for a
„less is more“ look. However, If you choose to use multiple colors, the effect will vary.
Dip your object slowly into the water which allows the color to adhere to your object
as it submerges. As you remove the object, twist or move it slightly to add the effect
of movement to the color adhering to the object. Place in a clean area to dry. The hard
work is already done. Once completely dry, you could choose to apply some Montana
VARNISH Spray in the finish of your choice on the outsides of your objects to enhance
and protect them. Or just leave them natural if you prefer. With a scrap cloth or paper,
place on the top of the water to absorb any remaining paint. Do not pour the remaining
water into the drain or waterways and allow the remaining water to evaporate.
It doesn‘t get much easier than this! This project can be done by any skill level and
having fun while doing it is guaranteed. Working time is minutes once you have sourced
and cleaned the vases or objects you want to use. And when somebody asks, „Wow,
where did you get those cool vases?“ You can stand up tall and say, „I made them“.
Well done and Happy Crafting!
How to Marble with Spray Paint
• Montana GOLD Poison Light
• Montana GOLD Malachite
• Montana GOLD Light Blue
• Montana GOLD Viola
• Montana VARNISH Spray
• Plant potter with natural surface
• Bucket of water
• Drop sheets
• Protective material
USING LIGHT TO CHANGE THE MOOD
Glass Paint Bathroom Jar Makeover
Over our lifetime, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. Often, we forget that
a space like this can influence the mood of some of the most intimate time we
spend alone. So why should this room just be hygienic and practical, when it
can be warm and inspiring as well. With the possibilities offered by the Montana
GLASS Paint color range, we came up with a great idea that can add a bit of light
and life to your bathroom.
It‘s clean, it works, and it doesn‘t smell bad. For some people,
this is enough and the time they spend in their bathroom does
not warrant the worry about how it looks. For others, a bathroom
is a place of refuge in the comfort of a hot bath in winter, a space
for reinvention in front of the mirror before a big night out, or
simply a room you can lock the door and be alone for a quiet
moment. The decor in your bathroom can play a big role in the
mood you experience while in this, the most intimate of rooms in
your house. For this project, we focused on some glass jars with
wood or bamboo air-tight lids. Again, they are clean and functional.
But are they inspiring? Using only some adhesive plastic
film (book covering film), scissors, a Montana ACRYLIC marker
(or marker of your choice), a piece of cardboard, gloves, mask,
drop sheet, Montana GLASS Paint colors (we used Black, Coral
Red, and White), and of course glass jars, we will bring in some
new light into your bathroom.
Ensuring the jars are clean and free of dust and oils, remove
the wooden/bamboo lids and place them somewhere
safe away from your painting space. With your shaken Montana
ACRYLIC marker, on your piece of cardboard, draw shapes as
desired of what you think attractive labels would look like. We
chose diamonds, circles, and rounded edge rectangles of various
sizes. We cut these out and they then became templates for
our plastic adhesive film. On the reverse side of the film, layout
the cardboard shapes and trace around them with your ACRYLIC
marker. Then repeat the process and cut the drawn shapes out
of your adhesive film. Carefully peel off the paper backing and
position the adhesive film shapes on the front of each jar as desired.
Where the film is applied, clear glass will remain, and the
rest of the jar will be covered with GLASS Paint color.
With all adhesive labels applied and gloves on, place your
hand inside each jar one at a time, and with the carefully shaken
(2-3 minutes) Montana GLASS Paint color of your choice in the
other hand, spray your glass paint color on over your drop sheet
at 15-25cm away from the jar. Ideally, the GLASS Paint applies in
a thin even layer to avoid drips. Should you want to increase the
opacity, reapply coats as desired. Once dry, carefully remove
your adhesive film shapes, leaving the clear glass space in their
places. And that‘s it! Nice job.
Glass Paint Bathroom Jar Makeover
After allowing to dry overnight, your glass jars are now filled with
the lids on, and back into service. What was plain transparent
functionality, is now frosted glass variations of White, Coral Red,
and Black, which warmly hold all your bathroom necessities like
soap, toothbrushes, or cotton buds. The transparent effect of
light passing through each vessel adds both a personal touch to
your bathroom experience and a varying mood as the radiating
light changes during each time of the day.
Your new GLASS Paint makeover is not only easy to keep
clean and practical, but it has also brought a whole new level of
warmth to the time you spend in front of the mirror. And all this
in as little as 5 minutes of creation time per jar. Not only will feel
better within your bathroom space, so will those you share the
This project is super easy and can be done by any level of
DIY ability. There is no reason why anyone cannot give it a go
and get the results they want. And of course, if you didn‘t have
glass jars in your bathroom before, for safety reasons, make sure
to give a little attention to where you put them. Now you can go
back to your hot bath and enjoy the new GLASS Paint ambiance.
Three New Takes
On The Halloween
HALLOWEEN, WHERE EVER YOU ARE
Seasonal Three New Takes On The Halloween Pumpkin
Pumpkins. A tasty source of nutrients and an ideal ingredient for healthy autumn
meals. But is that what most people think of when they see the first ripe pumpkins?
Nope... they think of Halloween, and so do we. With little effort, we have 3
new Halloween pumpkin ideas that can help you add some Halloween flavor to
your home or workspace. Read on, and get your pumpkin on.
It‘s pumpkin season and the supermarkets, farms, and greengrocers
of the world have all their pumpkin wares on display making
it irresistible to not get on board with the Halloween spirit.
The trick is to choose with your eyes, and not with your stomach.
Most likely three or more pumpkins will stand out as perfect Halloween
project candidates. Choose them, and take them home
to clean and dry them.
The first pumpkin will get the stone age treatment with a
timeless finish of Montana GOLD Spray and Montana GRANIT
Effect. Choosing the Montana GOLD color of your choice as a
base (we recommend a white or soft color), shake all your cans
for 2-3 minutes, prepare your painting space with some sort of
drop sheet, and put on your gloves and mask in readiness to
paint. Apply the color in soft sweeping motions from side to side
from a distance of about 15-20cm. (This process will need to be
repeated for all three pumpkins). Apply in thin even coats and
repeat if desired. Once dry, take your shaken Montana GRANIT
Effect colors (we chose Black and Light Gray), and apply in soft
whispy bursts, only allowing it to land softly on the top of the
pumpkin. You can choose to let it dry as-is, or apply a Montana
VARNISH in the finish of your choice to seal the pumpkin on the
following day. Pumpkin number one - done!
The second pumpkin is for all those people that don‘t mind
a little spookiness in their Halloween decor. Taking the second
pumpkin you have, apply the Montana GOLD color Shock White
or Montana Universal PRIMER Spray to the whole pumpkin. The
lighter the pumpkin becomes, the better the Montana NIGHT
GLOW can perform. Give your pumpkin plenty of time to dry,
or leave it overnight, and then apply the first coat of Montana
NIGHTGLOW Paint. We chose NIGHTGLOW Effect Spray Luminescent Green, but you
might prefer Luminescent Orange. Again, apply sweeping motions at a distance of about
15-20cm to avoid drips apply. Allow 5 minutes or more to dry and reapply. The more
coats you apply, the stronger the glow effect will work. Once the final coat as desired
has been applied, leave your pumping to dry. Ideally in the sun, which is also how you
need to charge the NIGHT GLOW paint generally for the paint to glow at night. In the
evenings, place your pumpkin in the darkest corners you can find and turn off the lights.
And watch your new scary pumpkin light up on its own. Pumpkin number two - done!
The final pumpkin has a touch of METALLIC Effect to add a special something
to its natural surface. Using a Montana GOLD color of your choice, spray your whole
pumpkin from top to bottom. As with all the pumpkins before, allow to dry and turn over
to cover the areas not covered previously. Repeat as desired. We chose Montana GOLD
Shock White as a neutral base of which the METALLIC Effect could shine, however you
may choose another color combination. Taking your pre-shaken Montana METALLIC
Effect color, start by applying only to the top stem of your pumpkin. Then slowly proceed
to move around in a contained circle as large as you like. Remember to stop well
before the middle of the pumpkin so there is a clear contrast between the base color
and the METALLIC Effect color. We chose METALLIC Effect Plum for its strong contrast
to the Shock White base. For this pumpkin, it is important to spray at a closer range to
the surface (approx. 5 -10cm), allowing the paint to gather in spots at the top of the
pumpkin and drip down it. Luscious thick drips of metallic pigment goodness can now
roll down your Halloween treasure. Leave to dry overnight before handling. Pumpkin
number three - done!
No longer do you look at your beautiful pumpkins wondering if you should cook them or
use them for the Halloween season. It‘s clear, they have now become your new Halloween
icons and are bound to inspire all those that are lucky enough to see them. Should
you have preferred one of the three more than the others, why not continue the project
and create more with new colorways or themes (e.g. Glow/Granit/Metallic). Or if you
want to save some of the ideas for years to come, display the one in the style you like
and save the others for next year. This project is super easy and able to be performed
by any skill level. The important points to remember are to ensure your pumpkins are
clean and dry, and that your cans are always shaken well for 2-3 minutes before use so
you can hear the mixing balls moving freely. Everything else is subject to your creativity.
Well done and Happy Crafting!
meets Carolin Kaiser
CATCHING UP AGAIN WITH CAROLIN KAISER
CREATIVITY BEYOND THE PANDEMIC
allspraypainted meets Carolin Kaiser
In 2020, the team at allspraypainted was more than excited to introduce the
new allspraypainted meets project. The idea behind it was a breath of creative
fresh air and a window into the creative processes of some of the most innovative
professionals the world has to offer. To kick start the series we met the
very talented and creative German artist/illustrator/designer/commercial artist,
Carolin Kaiser. While talking to the Mannheim resident who is also a confessed
80s girl and lover of all things from that era, we learned that she had a profound
connection between her creative process and music. Not to mention that she
was an advocate of sketching nearly every day. But what we didn‘t know at the
time is that the world was about to change and that a pandemic was coming.
Fast forward a little over a year, and we take a small moment to reflect on how
the Coronavirus has affected the creative process of nearly every professional
and personal creator on earth. Lockdown, restrictions, a new way to be educated
and work, changes of how we have time and how we use it. It got us thinking
about how artists have coped, or are coping with the “new world”. Why not
speak to an artist we thought, and get some feedback from the source. That‘s
when we decided to reach out to our very first feature artist Carolin Kaiser and
see if she would share some thoughts with us. Lucky for us, she was not only
happy to speak to us but she also invited us into her studio to see what she was
working on at the moment. Here is how the visit rolled out.
What have you been up to since we last spoke in
During the first three lockdowns, not that much actually
happened. My daughter, like many other children,
spent a lot of time at home. It was important
for me to stay relaxed and not lose my nerve. Therefore,
the priority for me at this time was to try and
achieve a relaxed „togetherness“ at home. I started
gardening and invested a lot of time and energy in it.
The garden was the perfect retreat for me from all
the dreariness and chaos. And gave me back a lot. I
didn‘t do any major projects, but I drew in my sketchbook
almost every night. You can say that I used the
pandemic to expand my creative ideas fund, which I
can now fall back on when the restrictions start up
again. I also tested a lot of materials that I could use
for future projects. That was a lot of fun too.
Has the way you work changed at all?
Nothing has really changed in terms of the implementation
of my work, rather, my personal attitude
to making it. I have become more relaxed. I don‘t get
so agitated anymore when something doesn‘t work. I
have become more confident that I will find a way to
make it work. On the one hand, because the Coronavirus
made me aware of what is really important, and
on the other hand because I have grown in myself. In
times like these, you get to know yourself from another
At the moment I am so full of power. So much so that I
have rarely been like this before. I‘m soaking up everything
new. Looking for new input and new people. I
missed socializing with people the most. That‘s why
I‘m so happy about all the new projects I am involved
in and the people I‘m getting to know.
A relaxed Carolin created her artwork right before
our eyes as we asked our questions and shared
our thoughts. The works she was working on took a
slightly different form from what we had experienced
from her in the past, however still carried an obvious
connection with all that had come before it. Of
course, we were still looking at her unique take on
80s color schemes, use of ACRYLIC markers and
paints, and imaginative and retrospective motifs like
the palm tree. But now, with some diverse new materials
in addition like metal mesh, glass, wood and
concrete as a basis, we were also seeing the fruits
of her lockdown experimentation in the form of the
use of Montana GLASS Paint and the use of tools like
small angle grinders which assisted her in cutting
and forming metal.
Watch the video via
It is obvious to see that physical lockdown at home
has not meant mental lockdown for Carolin‘s design
process, idea development, or material experimentation.
Taking what she knew to a new level, we watched
on as the artworks progressed and the questioned
Is spray paint still your favorite medium? What materials
are you working with right now?
At the moment I‘m working with different materials.
Currently, I‘m even making paper collages again. But
I‘m reluctant to focus on one medium. I like the variety
and challenge of testing new things, expanding
my material know-how, and exploring new materials
generally. New materials offer new possibilities.
What was the process of creating this particular project,
and which part was your favorite?
The first step, as it always is, is the analog sketch.
Then I convert it into a digital graphic so I can make
the color selection and improvements. I also needed
a production file for this project as the glass elements
had to be cut by a glazier. I also needed templates for
the wood elements as these I cut them out with the
decoupage saw. After that, it‘s sanding, priming, and
painting. I cast the bases from concrete and sawed
them from wood.
No, no change. I still prefer analog and the handmade
aspect to my work. I don‘t think that will ever change.
The only thing I would like to learn soon is animation.
I would like to breathe more movement into some of
What are your plans for the future?
Get bigger! Take more risks! I‘m totally up for bigger
formats, bigger collages, room-sized installations, or
even crazier projects. I want to break out and grow
beyond my limitations.
In the end, three new unique artworks
braced the world and we were a little
more informed on what goes on in
the mind of a creative professional in
a time like these. We look forward to
seeing where Carolin‘s journey takes
her and the artworks that are created
during the process.
The process of moving from a design to a finished
object is the most fun for me. You can see and feel
how something is created out of nothing. That is very
fulfilling for me.
What is your biggest source of inspiration at the moment?
I think right now I‘m most inspired by life outside the
door. Into the hustle and bustle. Feeling the vibration
of the city and the people. Experiencing new stories.
But also the colors and shapes of nature that surround
me outside. I have the feeling that this summer
I have perceived the colors much more intensely. It
has surprised me again and again how intense and
luminous the natural world is.
How balanced is the proportion of digital to analog
in your artwork now? Has the pandemic changed the
balance of scales at all?
PUTTING SOME COLOR UNDER YOUR FEET
Abstract Patterned Floor Coverings 82
Due to our stature as upright human beings, looking down is not often the first
instinct we have when walking into a room. But whether people are aware of it or
not, the floor plays a big part in our environment. It is the basis of every step we
take, it is the surface of which all things support themselves, it is the substance
on which we build everything up from. And in the end, it‘s the place where everything
ends up when it falls. So why not personalize it with some charming floor
coverings and some creative abstract color? With the help of some Montana
GOLD can colors and some natural fiber floor rugs, that‘s exactly what happened.
Sound inviting? Read on.
Often the rugs required for this project already exist and have
their place in apartments and homes on the floor. The rugs we
chose for this activity were made of natural fibers and were beige.
However, it is possible to use other rugs, mats, or pieces of
carpet should they be available. The ideal materials are natural,
non (or minimally) treated materials like cotton, jute, or wool.
This is not a must though. Natural materials are better for the environment,
have a tendency to absorb the paint better, and will
be more durable to wear and tear later when in use. Shape and
size are not relevant. If it works for your space, then it is possible
to give them some new abstract color.
The steps for this project were simple and able to be undertaken
by any DIY or creative skill level. Once the rugs are
chosen, found, or purchased, ensure that they are completely
dry, clean, and free of dust and oils. If required, grab a piece of
paper and a pencil, and roughly sketch your rug/mat shape(s)
out a few times. Then, consider how you might like to divide these
spaces into squares, slices, or geometric shapes. Once the
rough ideas are decided upon, either check your Montana GOLD
can supply at home and see which colors you might want to use
and combine, or look at a Montana GOLD color chart and pick
the colors you want to buy for your designs. We chose a mixture
of the earthy colors Shrimp, Cappucino, Shock Brown, Caffe,
Manilla Green, and Mushroom to compliment the natural beige
base color of our rugs.
Assuming you have chosen your colors, shaken your cans
vigorously for 2-3 minutes until you hear the mixing balls moving
freely, have your mask and painting gloves on, and have prepared
your painting space, it is now time to carefully apply the first
color to the shape you have masked off with masking tape and
some sturdy paper or cardboard. This will ensure the rest of your
rug is protected from overspray, and the shape you have created
with your masking tape is crisp, clean, and exactly as you wanted.
Spray in thin even coats from about 15cm from the surface
of the rug(s), in a sweeping motion from side to side. Remove the
masking materials shortly after having applied the color. Once
the shape you have just painted is touch dry or more, repeat
this step to create the layers and shapes of color you intended.
It may be necessary to take off your gloves when removing the
paper from the masked areas and setting up the new color shapes.
We chose to leave selected areas of our rug uncolored so
that there was a balance between positive space (the added color)
and negative space (the rug‘s natural color).
Abstract Patterned Floor Coverings
The paint has dried overnight. The paper and masking tape used to cover the nonpainting
areas have been removed, and our gloves and painting masks have long been
removed and are back in their storage spaces. What we are left with is some fantastic
abstract compositions that make our rugs practical surface coverings, decoration, and
now, even pieces of art.
The cleaning instructions for the care of your rugs will be the same as was before
you decorated them. However, it must be considered that friction, excessive water
contact, or agitation could lead to the damaging of your added color. If mud or dirt is
deposited on the rugs, it is best to allow them to dry and then brush off with a soft
brush. Or if you want to avoid and chances of them being damaged, use them in rooms
where clean feet are more likely to come in contact with them.
With a view outside, a cup of something warm in our hands, and the mood of the
light in the room just perfect for taking a moment to breathe and reflect, how nice it is
to look down at the wonderful works of art that reside under our feet. Well done and
THE KEY TO SIMPLICITY IS COLOR
Colorblock Storage Boxes
Often in life, overthinking something can be just as fatal as not thinking about
it at all. Storage and transport are two of those classic topics that fit perfectly
into this category. Moving things can be easy if you have the right tools for the
job, but difficult if you don‘t. Storing things can be just as easy if you have ample
space, but tricky if space is at a premium. With this in mind, we couldn‘t help but
notice how effective the humble plastic fruit and vegetable box is at doing both.
Strong, lightweight, space-efficient, stackable, cheap, and hang on... it can be
aesthetic too. That is if you give it a coat of paint. And that‘s when we got an
With access to plastic boxes being easy and cheap, we decided to create some
fruit box color blocks with some of our favorite Montana GOLD can colors. If you
want to give it a go too, read on.
Colorblock Storage Boxes
HOW IT WAS DONE
Depending on where you live, the trend toward bringing your
own bags or foldable boxes to the supermarket may already be
the norm. If this is the case, you will regularly be able to find
foldable or rigid plastic boxes on offer at supermarkets, big-box
hardware stores, or homewares stores. If, however, this is not
the case for you, remember the foldable shopping box has its
origins as the classic fruit and vegetable box. And if you visit
your local market or greengrocer, you can probably access some
there, or find out where they get theirs from.
Once you have your plastic boxes, if required, give them a
good clean with some soapy water, and be sure to rinse off all
the soap residues. If yours are new and clean, make sure they
are clean, and free of dust and oil, and above all completely dry
before applying any paint. Believe it or not, the hardest part is
already behind you. Our boxes were pre-colored originally, so
our color choices (as listed in the materials list) were made with
the idea that they would work well with the color of the plastic.
If your boxes are black, or a color you don‘t like, you have the
option of painting them directly with the color of your choice, or
you can prime them first with Montana Plastic PRIMER Spray, or
with the Montana GOLD color Shock White.
Prepare the sections you want to paint of your clean dry
boxes by applying masking tape over the areas you want to keep
the color of the plastic. If you have decided to paint the whole
box, skip this step, and place the boxes on your drop sheep with
enough space so you can move around each box freely in readiness
for painting. If you are only painting half of each box as
we did, place the box on the side that is masked, ensuring easy
access to the areas you want to paint.
It is now time for that ritualistic moment once you have
your mask and gloves on and your space is prepared for painting.
Time to shake your cans for 2-3 minutes so that you can
hear the mixing balls moving freely, turn the can upside-down
removing the nozzle to allow the safety ring under it to fall out.
Reapply the nozzle and turn the can the right way up triggering
it away from everything to ensure the paint is flowing freely. In
smooth sweeping motions from side to side, spray your chosen
color to your chosen plastic box at a 15-20cm distance. Allow to
dry and then turn each box over for the second coat if desired.
Once the boxes are dry, remove the masking tape (if applicable)
to expose your cool two-tone finish. Leave them to dry overnight
so the paint can cure before using the boxes to store or move
anything. You are done!
This is a super easy project that can be done by creators of
any skill level. Each clean box only takes up to 5 minutes to mask
up and paint. Masking different areas or in different patterns
could also add another design element to your boxes but could
also add some time to the completion of each box. They look so
good; the hardest part will be deciding what goes in them. Well
done and Happy Crafting!
ADDING COLOR AND LIGHT THIS CHRISTMAS
Colorful Christmas Tealight Candle Holders
Getting into the Christmas spirit is usually
pretty easy. But once all of the old
tricks like the Christmas tree and baubles
are unpacked, hanging up, on display,
or put into their position like every
year, it‘s often the case that we are left
with the feeling that a little something
extra is needed. Light can often be the
difference between feeling Christmas
or just doing it. And natural light in the
form of candlelight is just the thing to
make your Christmas more personal
and intimate. This year, allspraypainted
has just the project for you to add a
little color and light to your Christmas.
Keep reading to learn more about this
HOW WE DID IT
At the basis of our idea to add color and light to our Christmas
this year is the very humble tealight candle. This simple but beautiful
candle offers a light that is soft, warm and is possibly the
most easy-to-find candle available. After creating simple concrete
bases to house our tealight candles, we will add a little of
our favorite colors and the rest is placement.
Find a plastic vessel that has the shape you would like for
your tealight candle bases. Soft plastic bottles are easily available
and easy to cut. Alternatively, you may choose something
like plastic plant potters which only need to have the holes in
their bases taped up to hold concrete. Find the size you like that
must be at least slightly larger than the tealight candle itself (or
more). Make sure your base vessel is clean, then cut it slightly
higher than the height you would like your holder to be. Following
the instructions to the ready-mix craft concrete or similar
product that you found in your local hardware or craft store,
mix the concrete mass to the desired consistency and pour it
into your prepared plastic vessel(s) at the height you want your
candle holders to be. Remember to have all the vessels prepared
before starting to pour the concrete. If you want your candle
holders at all at the same height, mark each vessel with a marker
equally beforehand also. To make the space for your tealight,
either press an unlit tealight into the wet concrete making the
impression slightly bigger by gyrating slightly, or find another
product (like another small plastic drink bottle), and place it in
the drying concrete. Depending on the product you used, you
may need to leave the tealight or bottle base in the concrete
mold till it is dry if you are unable to remove it during the drying
process. Once dry, turn the vessels upside down and carefully
push the dried concrete out of the molds. Do this over a soft surface
or onto some soft material to prevent them from breaking
as they exit the mold.
With the well-shaken Montana GOLD cans, and the painting
space prepared and ready to use, take your masking tape
and mask off the areas of your dry concrete holders where you
do not want the paint to cover. Place the masked candle holder
on your drop sheet leaving the exposed concrete areas accessible.
Apply the color to each holder separately in smooth sweeping
motions from side to side at a distance of about 15cm from
the holder. Repeat as desired to get the opacity you wish. After
5 minutes, remove the masking tape without touching the drying
paint and allow all bases to dry overnight.
Should you not want to keep all the candle holders in one
uniform look, variations to your color application can be simply
created by varying where you apply the masking tape to the
concrete base, and where or how much concrete is covered in
color. Other variations may be the type of concrete or modeling
ready-mix you use to create the bases, which can offer alternative
There is no more hard work to do now and apart from putting
the tealight candles into your new holders and lighting them,
the difficult part is figuring out where to put them and fighting
the urge to keep making more.
This is an easy project that is a beginner to intermediate in
skill level, subject to the amount of effort required for mixing the
concrete (or ready-mix base material) you choose. Should you
want to alter the finish of your new colorful Christmas tealight
candle holder, why not try one of the Montana VARNISH sprays
available in Matte, Semi Gloss, and Gloss.
What a great creative distraction from doing Christmas
shopping or Christmas cooking. Pat yourself on the back and
give yourself a big well done as you stare in the soothing light
of your new Christmas tealight candle holders. Happy Crafting!
• Montana GOLD
• Soft plastic bottle bases
• Planter pots or similar
• Ready-mix craft concrete or similar
• Tealight candles
• A craft cutter or sturdy scissors
• Masking tape
• Marker (optional)
• Drop Sheet
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