Color Blending with Simply Spray Fabric Paints faux tie dye arts & crafts technique

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Color Blending with
Simply Spray Fabric Paint

One of the most unique things about Simply Spray is the ability to blend colors easily!   You'll find that almost all of the colors work well together.   The only color to be careful blending with others is Brite Orange.   It works well with most colors, but blending with green, blue or purple can create a brownish color.   Some of our favorite color combinations that blend well or work great together are:

 

Brite Pink & Brite Yellow they make a nice brite coral color

Blue Jay and Spring Green

Deep Purple, Cranberry & Blue Jay

Sky Blue, Lilac & Brite Pink

Green Apple & Brite Yellow

Brite Orange, Poppy Red & Brite Yellow

Poppy Red & Blue Jay

Spring Green & Green Apple

Any color with black!   Blending with black gives depth to any project.   If you are making a tie dye and want to add depth, I suggest starting with a twist and a spray of black!   Black deepens other colors and makes a wild tie dye when you combine Deep Purple & Blue Jay with Black.

How do I use Simply Spray to stencil?

When you are using Simply Spray with a stencil you can create beautiful blended colors.

We suggest lightly spray gluing the back of your stencil before applying to the fabric.   Cover the edges of the stencil with something absorbent like scrap fabric or paper towels to avoid spraying paint on them.   Larger stencils are the easiest to use.

To achieve crisp edges with Simply Spray, lightly spray the stencil with Stencil Spray Gold Glimmer or Silver Glimmer.   This will give a nice shiny base for you to work with.   You could always stop here and have just silver or gold for your image.

While the paint is still wet.   Lightly spray Simply Spray colors over it in a pattern. Use colors that work well together and spray in stripes or circles around the inside of the stencil.   Let colors touch, but you do not need to spray over each other.   Always spray in light coats of paint to avoid dripping.   Being careful not to touch the inside of the stencil, pat the excess paint from the edges with an absorbent paper towel.   A good tip is to have a hair dryer handy so you can dry each layer of paint as you blend colors.   When you lift your stencil you will be amazed at the awesome image you were able to create!