Anyone want this ehh painting on cardboard.. Got board. Free Art! I’ll send it to you lol.
An old take on my initials. Elephant!
So I made this last night.. In like 5 minutes or so.
CHECK IT OUT! My first doodle to digital! Turned out good! Self taught.. Pretty sure there were easier ways to do what i did but! LOOKS GOOD! RIGHT!
So I’m teaching my self illustrator.. Maybe i convert my note doodles to digital D:
Spray Painting Kendama (My Process)
- Spray Paint
- Clear Spray Paint
- Painters Tape
- X acto knife/Box cutter
- Old/New Kendama Tama
- Sand Paper
- Glitter/Markers, any other materials you might want to use to decorate the tama
What I did first was sand down the tama. In the first* picture look at the purple kendama. The paint was all beat up. So I sanded down all the paint until it was all gone. Refer to the second* picture.
Optional: You can possibly use primer to coat the ball if you do not want the wood grain look. I have never done this.
2. Spray Painting 1
I made a makeshift box so I can spray paint the tama. You can paint it in a box by cutting a slit in the top so you can hang it then tape it down. Or you can possible hang it in the garage and spray paint it there. I used a box.
Spin the tama a couple times so when you let it go it spins. While it is spinning begin to spray the tama with the color of your choice. Make sure coat the entire tama top bottom and sides. You might also want to have an extra string on you when your done painting because the string is going to get painted as well. *Do not go too crazy with the paint. Be patient and coat it evenly. Once your done spray painting the tama let it dry for up to 24 hours. Now you can either chose to continue on with the process or give it more coats.
Note: The first coat will be the base coat. For example, since I did the base coat magenta, the accents on the tama were burgundy. If you were going to just going to do a solid stripe like the SunRises or Tribute. The base coat color will be the color of the stripe.
This is the fun part. There is no real detail to explain this but I will talk about how to design the tama.
First you want to place the tape on a surface. Make sure the surface isn’t somewhere you want to be scratched because you will be cutting on that surface. You can possibly use like a cutting board or a like an x acto mat, I just used my desk mat.
After you place the tape on the surface, cut designs into tape that you want on the tama. I cut our stripes mainly then a little bit of triangles and such. Place the tape on the tama and make sure it securly placed on the tama or else paint my leak into the holes. Just go crazy. Do what ever suits your fancy. Refer to the fourth* picture for a reference.
Note: The areas that you tape off will be the base coat’s color. So since my tama had a base coat of burgundy. When I paint over the tape and peel it off the accent/design will be burgundy. Refer to the fifth* picture for a reference.
4. Spray Painting 2
Basically same as the first. Coat it evenly. I suggest at least doing more than one coat for this process. I believe I coated mine 3 or 4 times just to make sure the color was solid. I suggest waiting at least 6 hours between coats and up to 24 hours when all coats are finished.
5. Take off tape
Begin to take off the tape very gently and slowly. You can also use tweezers to help with this but it is not necessary. There isn’t much left to this step, it is fairly pretty simple.
It is pretty awesome seeing your design stand out. I am very satisfied for the way mine came out.
6. Spray Painting 3
Begin spray painting tama with a clear coat spray paint. This is like other painting processes. Be careful when painting with the clear coat. The clear coat paint is thicker then the other paints so go easy when coating. Evenly coat the tama with the clear coat.
I suggest at least 3 to 4 coats of the clear spray paint. Wait at least 12 hours when putting on a new coat. You don’t want to rush this process. I kinda messed up on mine because I didn’t put an even amount on. I noticed some bubble near the hole on my tama, but it is no big deal to me.
Once you finish the coats, wait 24 hours or more until you begin to play with the tama again. That’s it. Now enjoy your fresh tama.
I have not yet played with the new tama. I need to experiment with different spray paint brands. But here are the brands I used:
- Design Master Spray Paint Orange/Burgundy
- Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch: Ultra Cover Clear Gloss Spray Paint
I got my steps from KendAlex. Here is a link to his tutorial CLICK ME!
That is pretty much to it. If you have any other questions message me and I’ll be glad to answer. Thank you and good luck painting your old/new kendamas!
Rayne’s Most Beautiful Looking Board.
In my opinion.