Monday, 8 July 2013
Then a primer coat of paint. This just gives you a nice even base to work from once you decide what colours you're going to use. I'm afraid I don't have any pics of this step but it just looked like a coat of white paint.
Usually I spend time researching what other people have done with similar projects to what I am working on. I don't like to copy anything but it's good to get ideas and see what works and what doesn't. In this case, not many people seem to have upcycled their rocking horses so there wasn't much inspiration online. However, I did come across a few that were painted to look like zebras. For me black and white zebras are a little dull so I decided to make it pink with silver stripes!
The silver I used is a spray paint. You can get metallic pots of paint but over here they are really pricey, AU$25 for 200ml. I just sprayed the spray paint into the lid of the can so it was liquid, then used a paint brush for the stripes. You shouldn't need a top coat on this paint but a layer of varnish wouldn't hurt if you're worried.
Linking to: Liz Marie Blog