RAD Painted Paper Mache Letters: A Tutorial

Were you a child of the 80's? I so was! So the word "RAD" is still a part of my every day vocabulary. For this paper mache tutorial, I wanted something with a bit of that same 80's vibe, so I went with a dip dye effect in bold colors. I love how the painted paper mache letters look!

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


How to Paint Paper Mache Letters:


You can use acrylic or spray paint for acrylic letters, but I love how easy spray paint goes on. First, I spray painted the letters the dark teal color.


Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


When dry, I taped off the letters on the diagonal and then spray painted yellow, green, and coral on the non-taped parts.

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher

What you end up with is some totally "rad" desk decor art.

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


You can make any word you want. I kind of wanted something my husband might like on his desk, so this would also make a great Father's Day or birthday gift for a guy.

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


Change it up with different colors, different patterns, or different letter shapes. There are really so many options.

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


Ok, pin it time! Hover over your favorite image so the "pin it" button shows up. Then pin it to your favorite inspirational Pinterest board.

Painted Paper Mache Letters by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #papermache #papermacheletters #spraypaint #rustoleum #jengallacher


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