Studio DIY: Balloons with Gold Paint

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What you will need:

Balloons (Inflated, with either helium or air!)
Gold Craft Paint
Paint Brushes (Different sizes and bristle-types will give you different splatters. Experiment!)
Tarp or Other Protective Surface (This gets messy!)

What to do:

 To get a better splatter, you need to thin out your paint. This may vary based on the type of paint you used, but I used about a three-to-one, paint-to-water ratio. Mix with a paintbrush. Before anything else, cover your entire workspace in a large tarp. The paint gets everywhere, so be safe! And don’t wear anything fancy, just in case it gets on you too. Not that this happened to me or anything…

To splatter your balloons, dip your brush in the watered-down paint, hold on to the tail of your balloon and go to town! You can flick the brush, tap the brush or do whatever you please to get the paint on the balloon. This is not a precise process, folks! Note: Large splatters will drip down the balloon a little as they dry because of the round surface. I found using a combination of softer bristled and smaller brushes gave me the look I liked best. After you’re happy with your splattter-age (That’s totally a word.), let the balloons dry completely, making sure they don’t touch each other until fully dry. Mine actually dried fairly fast (in about a half hour), but this will again depend on your paint!


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