Blinged Splatter Balloons
- Balloons (inflated)
- Metallic craft paint
- Paintbrushes. Various sizes and bristle types so you can experiment
- Water—standard faucet variety
- Protection for paint surfaces
Step 1: Cover everything! Splattering, by definition, should be a messy process. If it’s not, you’re not doing it right.
Step 2: For optimal splatter-ability, first thin your craft paint with water. About three parts paint to one part water should do it, though it depends on the type of paint you’re using.
Step 3: Splattering time: Dip your brush in the paint, hold your balloon at the knot, and go nuts.
Much like making sangria, there aren’t any rules when splattering. Drip, tap, flick, drizzle, keep it loose, and experiment! Happy accidents will happen. Try different brushes until you find the perfect effect. And if you don’t like how one comes out, just pop it, toss it, and try again.
Drying time will vary depending on the thickness and amount of paint you use.
Give it about 30 minutes.