We’re painting the roses red…

We’re painting the roses red…

…and blue!

Here at Graffiti Life we have painted on a number of different and unusual objects including chocolates, perfume bottles, pianos, cows and whisky barrels. So when we got approached to customise a bunch of white rose we jumped at the challenge.

Roses have a long and colourful history – they can be symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. These specific roses however were given as a gift from one company to the other, and spray painting them was not as easy as we first thought.

Due to the roses being gifts, they needed to be preserved and look as fresh as possible for as long as possible. When we first started painting them we found that simply spraying them made the roses freeze and browned the petals. This was because the aerosol spray paint we use contains a mixture of hydrocarbons (and therefore always good to use in well ventilated spaces!) So our artists sprang into action and began researching and testing the best possible way to graffiti the roses without damaging them.

After a few days of testing which involved dusting, dipping, speckling and stripping our artists finally found that dusting the roses from the underside provided the best result and didn’t affect the rose’s lifespan or aesthetics. Once all the roses where spray we then individually wrapped them, ready for delivery – producing a truly unique gift.

If you have an idea for a truly unique customised gift, or would like to give us a challenge of spray painting something unusual please get in touch with one of our team members today.

Charlotte
charlotte@graffitilife.co.uk