A few months ago, Ed gave me a gift card so I could buy fresh flowers for the house on a regular basis. I haven’t used it in the last few weeks since I have been bringing flowers from the yard into the house, starting with tulips. After the tulips withered, I brought in forsythia, rhododendron, and the most recent… peonies.
On Monday the peonies were fading and starting to brown. I took them outside to our compost bin and was sad when I came back into the house to see that it was fresh flowerless.
The hydrangeas in my yard are just starting to bud so it will be awhile before I can bring them into the house. Time to put the gift card to use again.
I found spray painted hydrangeas. They were white hydrangeas that were painted purple with floral misting spray paint. They reminded me of a crafty technique I used all the time back in the 90’s when dried hydrangeas were the trend.
They looked so bright and cheery this morning in the sunny window of my kitchen.
Floral spray paint is translucent and can be applied in many different ways. It is not like regular spray paint, it is ultra-fine and misty. If it came out opaque like regular spray paint, the flowers would die and look all the same color with no variation which would obviously not be very pretty.
I love the purple next to the Lemon Cypress. One of my favorite color combinations – purple and chartreuse. :-)
Seeing the hydrangeas looking so pretty in my kitchen this morning made me want to share the flower love. Kind of pay it forward since Ed basically got them for me. I decided to take one bloom and give it to my neighbor, Toni.
It makes a fast and affordable little party favor or gift for girlfriends, teachers, or even a hostess gift.
It is sold at the craft store and Walmart as well as online.
If any of your flowers bloom and you don’t like the color, you can easily make the flower become any color you want with a simple misting.
Flower Painting Tips:
- put gloves on to protect hands from getting color misted
- line up the dot with the black line on the top of the can
- shake the can well
- Important: hold the can at least 15″ – 18″ away as you spray
- dries to a satin sheen
- one light coat adds a translucency of color
- safe application on fresh flowers
- use colors alone or in combination
- re-coat at any time
4 Flower Painting Techniques to Try:
Misting: Hold the can 15″ – 18″ away as you spray the flower. Turn the flower as you spray. When you like the color, give the flower a gentle shake to make sure the paint is blended. Let dry. The paint dries very fast.
Airbrushing: Is like misting, but you spray 20″ away to just highlight or darken a few areas of the flower.
Toning: This is when you want to add color depth or a variation of the actual flower color. Use either a darker or lighter color of paint in the same color paint as the flower. Hold the can 15″ – 18″ away and just hit the edges of the flower to create a two-tone effect.
Tipping: This is how florists create color on the tips of a carnation. Cup the flower head in your hand and gently tighten your fingers around it so only the tips of the flower are exposed, then spray. When you let go and the flower expands open again, only the tips will have color on them.
Have you ever spray painted a flower before?