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Question for Painting Fool

Posted by luvstocraft (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 12, 08 at 23:05

Hi Bebe, I found some spoons with sorta neat handles at the TS and want to paint Santa faces on them. I spray painted them with primer. Now do I just spray them with a flat white paint and then use my acrylics on them? I plan to paint on the back side of the spoon and then bend the handle over. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Luvs

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RE: Question for Painting Fool

Hi Luvs, I just start painting with the acrylic paint after the primer (sometimes I skip the primer). Just be sure to put several coats of varnish on them. Usually I paint the handles after I bend them - the paint will sometimes crack. I also use a bit of gold on my fingers and rub it over the raised area of the spoon - or I have painted little trees or holly on the back of handle depending on the space available. Have fun and post pics

RE: Question for Painting Fool

I haven't painted anything metal in a long time, but I seem to remember having a problem if I went back over an area, the paint would come off. Guess I will just give it a try and see how I do. I'm just trying to think ahead so I don't get it almost done and then somehow mess it up! LOL That's when I get frustrated and give up on it! LOL I'll be sure to post pics IF they turn out decent. ;o) Luvs

RE: Question for Painting Fool

It is a lot like glass so try not to go over an area or make sure you have enough paint on your brush that you aren't moving thin paint. Once the base coats are on, I don't usually have a problem. You could put a coat of sealer on after you put your first layer of paint. That should keep it from moving on you. Can't wait to see your finished product. B

RE: Question for Painting Fool

Aha! That's what it was--need to make sure not to try to go back over an area until it has had time to dry good. I like the idea of spraying a coat of matte sealer on before doing the detail painting. Easier to correct a mistake without messing up the basecoat that way. Thanks for your help. Luvs

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