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Old 11-26-2019, 04:40 PM
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SPACE: Kristoffer's Bedroom

Space and Star Trek theme.
Background and space scenes done in spray paint.
Plaques done in acrylic.
Planet, space station, space ships... figures.... trim to be done in oils.

Started in July, about 400 hours in. A lot of that due to drafting, planning and tests. I figure about 6 months more and another 400 hours left.

Posting what I have done so far.

Cleaned out the room, filled holes in the walls...

Never used spray paint before, so made some test space scenes:

Getting ready for the real thing:

Background done:

Testing out typography skills. Found out spray paint is like sand paper. You can't paint on it. I had to put down two layers of acrylic gesso on top of the spray paint before I could paint the text in oils.
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:46 PM
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Stars, stars. And some more stars. My neck hurt so much I bought a scaffolding so I can lay on my back when I paint the ships and earth later.



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Old 11-26-2019, 04:54 PM
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Preparing to paint the plaques:

A plaque in progress. Acrylic.

Plaques fro Q, Quark, Worf. Should be old gold, rust, gunmetal:



The door background and placement of weapons:

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Re: SPACE: Kristoffer's Bedroom

Looks incredible! How did it end up?
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Wow! That's impressive!
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Looks incredible! How did it end up?

I'll let you know in 4-6 months when it is finished.
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Re: SPACE: Kristoffer's Bedroom

Can't wait to see the finished art!

I frequently spray paint wood projects and have that problem from time to time. It seems to be a less common occurrence with enamels than acrylic or other formulations. I also have a work from a Memphis, TN street artist that is entirely spray painted (with Krylon, if memory serves) and it is as smooth as plastic and contains several layers.

Sounds like the paint is drying too fast if the finished surface is rough. Like air brushing, canned spray paint is force out as a mist of almost invisible globules of paint. When they start drying before striking or adhering to a surface the result is a lot of little balls of paint that do not completely coagulate into a solid film which results in a rough surface. I looked up 94 spray paint as pictured and found it to be a very fast drying paint. Slowing the movement of the can help as can reducing the distance between nozzle and wall. (Looking at some YT reviews of 94 paint shows the users keeping the can less than 6 inches from the painting surface and they move much slower than I do when spray painting my projects)

This can also occur when painting over unprimed drywall. The paper surface and powdery gypsum put sponges to shame when it comes to absorbing liquid. Paint pigments will be left behind and give a rough surface that can be brushed off with a hand or ... brush.

When painting over spray paint one should follow the rules-of-thumb used for painting on canvas or any other surface - water based paint on oil based paint is usually not a good idea.

But waiting eagerly to see Kristoffer's bedroom in 3-4 monthes!
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