Monday, July 28, 2014

How to paint "blobs"!

When I was an instructional coach I would put displays up in the hallways to promote reading and thinking. But they just didn't  "pop"- so I asked my principal if I could paint some "backgrounds"..... Needless to say, he came back on Monday with "Blobs" up and down the halls!   When I returned to the classroom, the painting of blobs went with me!!! Several people have asked how to paint them. So, now that I am in a new room, I took pictures of the process!!

First, draw out your blob with pencil or chalk.

   Next, outline it with your main color- stand back
  and make sure it looks like you want it.

   Use a roller and roll what you can!

    When the first coat is dry- add another. I use
   high gloss paint. I do go to Lowes or Home
   Depot to get the paint- I bought an inexpensive
   brand once and it was hard to get good coverage.

Decide what you want your border to look like - I used stripes this year, but have done polka-dots, too! I did not leave a middle on this one because I knew I was putting a mirror in the middle.


This one will anchor my number resources-
The white had to have two coats also. I used glossy acrylic white craft paint because I knew I didn't need an entire gallon. (Let each coat dry before adding the next coat.)

Then I used the same black to add stripes. I used a black paint pen to outline the blob- I do it a little whimsical so it doesn't have to look perfect!!

 I like using black and white because when I put things on them- the items stand out because it is not competing with other colors!!  If you plan to change the display a lot, you might want to put a coat of modge podge on top of it!!
Happy painting!!!!!

Click HERE 
to see the "blobs" in my last

Have you seen our Goldilocks Glyph?
It is so much fun to use with Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

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lovetoteachfirst said...

Thank you for sharing!

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