Hi lovely crafty friends, don’t you just love sprays. As messy as they can be, they are fast and they are fun and I love to use them.
Today I have a simple DIY tool for you to spray safe, let’s check it out.
(All supplies are linked to different stores at the end of this post in the thumbnails. The different stores are also linked behind the product name. Among them are affiliate links that may be used at no cost to you.)
In the video I show you the pro’s and cons of my old diy Spray station and how I changed it to make it better.
If you haven’t seen the 9 ways to use Ditress Oxide Sprays video yet, make sure to check it out. And if you need more spray inspiration, you can check out the Spray Play List. In it there are a bunch of video’s with Spray-Spiration:-)
What wasn’t working
You may remember this box that I use when working with sprays.
I cut down the sides at an angle and cut away the front of a regular cardboard box. It makes spraying safer as it catches the mist and it protects the rest of your work surface.
As you are giving the spray no chance to fly freely colouring the complete desk.
But for a bunch of reasons it wasn’t quite working for me.
ONE the bottom does get very messy with ink. And when working with oxide sprays the colours get wet and react and get on my new project. In a totally different colour of course:-)
TWO The second thing I didn’t like was, the cardboard kinda turns into a cardboard pudding when it gets wet.
Which makes it hard to work with, creating an even bigger mess.
THREE the gorgeous inks get lost making it impossible to use again.
The new improved Spray-Station
So this week I had a lightbulb moment, this is what I did.
I cut away the bottom of my spray box. And by taking the bottom away it makes room for any surface you want to add. Weather it’s the make art stay-tion a glass mat.
Or plant it straight on your work surface, you take your pick.
You can even put back the cardboard bottom if you prefer. This gives you way more options
You can also pick up the excess ink, colouring even more bits and backgrounds.
The last thing I like is that you can now fold it flat. Which makes it way easier to store, making it a win-win in my book.
I hope you found this tip helpful, this is my last post of the year. Have a wonderful new years eve! Wishing you all the best for next year. Remember to spray and stay safe.
Thanks for stopping by we’ll meet again in 2021!
Below are the supplies mentioned in the video and my personal spray favorites ⬇️