How lovely it was to be invited back to my old haunt to be let loose on the walls!
The Juice Academy (Tangerine Comms) was somewhere I felt so at home at for the two and a half years that I helped run their amazing programme, so its so nice to get to go back in an arty capacity and add a little colour on the walls to match the wonderful characters that work there. It’s like I never left, but I still can’t help feel a bit like a child whose been left alone with a box of crayons while mum’s not looking!
While I was still working there we rebranded The Academy and they wanted to match the gradient from the logo to the walls. Now the space has come alive with colour, and I got to geek out and test my new paint sprayer to create the colour shift…and the effect looks lush!!
Take a peek here for the process.
To offset the colours I also sprayed a bunch of plain white paper lanterns to dot around the ceiling – spraying was much easier than when I’ve painted these before – no streaks and dries so much more quickly!
Amy’s Advice – Sack off masking tape entirely and switch it for Frog Tape – this bright green reel is my new best buddy when it comes to getting crisp lines and no fuss removal. You wont miss it if you’ve left a bit and visually you can gage your straight lines much better.
For the paint I used Valspar testing pots to get the right gradient, I used 9 separate colours and bought two pots of each but only used one – the girl at B&Q was extremely helpful and spent ages with me matching up the millions of colour cards to the logo!
My new spray painter is a Mylek Pro Spray which I loved using – very noisy ie. vacuum cleaner levels but easy to use with adjustable nozzles, pretty easy to clean. I would have preferred a longer hose as this one is 1.8m so there was a bit of unplugging and replugging in but for the price and finish it was fab!