Altered File Folders
The current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous (school or office supplies) was just the prompt I needed to create my own file folders. I worked outside to avoid fumes in the house ~ always a good thing.
It was so much fun doing this that it was hard to remember to put down the spray paints and pick up the camera. I definitely want to do this again soon.
Sticking with three colors, I started laying stencils out and worked on all six folders at once. Lots of moving of stencils from one folder to the next. Since you can always cover up a layer with another layer, I wasn't very concerned about patterns at all.
My favorite part was spraying one color through a stencil, looking at the folder, then replacing the stencil and spraying another color over part of the same stencil.
See what I mean? This picture shows the chevron stencil on the right partly green, and partly black.
I've titled this post “Altered File Folders, Take One” because I had so much fun doing this, I have no doubt there will be additional efforts in the works. Who knows, maybe I'll even do some filing!