the magic of spray paint

My grandpop gave me this metal bowl a few visits back and I tossed it in a box when I got home.  I found it again in my big clean out.  I also found my favorite color of spray paint and the light bulb went on.

After a base spray with turquoise, I took out the acrylic paints and some glazing medium and added a darker turquoise to the deeper crevices and a lighter color to the raised areas. Then I dry brushed the paints all over, which helped it from looking too flat.

I really like how it turned out. Now it carries my brooch & pin collection. 🙂

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6 Responses to the magic of spray paint

  1. spindelmaker says:

    I think the bowl was so beautiful I probably wouldn´t have done anything with it. And then here you come and make it even more magnificent! And usually I feel pretty bold about doing stuff like this. Thanks for once again broadening my horizon! 🙂

  2. Teresa says:

    That’s so pretty!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  3. elsa says:

    Great transformation ~ beautiful!

  4. upstatelisa says:

    I love the new look!

  5. kt says:

    that it such a cool idea. I always see pretty metal bowls like this at the thrift store but think the metal is not going to work in my house…..now it will:)

  6. Tammy McGee says:

    holy smokes batman!!! LOVE this Regina! mmmmm my favorite color too! xoxox Miss you dearest. Swimming in a sea of too do’s and too muches up here in canada…and soon the summer. But this one will be better than last. :o) love your posts! Thanks for the inspiration :o)

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