Monday, April 4, 2011

Spray Paint - first try - bird cage and ceramic bird

Today (well, I started yesterday) I tried my first 'white' spray painting. First thing I learned after the fact was to cover the surface with paper.



The second thing I learned was that I was glad I followed the advice of other bloggers who shared their tips on spraying - light, several layers, keep the sprayer moving. I was quite happy with the results. I forgot to take a clear 'before' picture of the faux bird cage - it had a fake pussy willow branch, several faux roses and leaves and a plastic cupid's head hot glued to various areas, and a roof sprayed with sandy sparkle stuff. I put it in my booth for two weeks until my friend D saw it and said "out, remove the decorations, paint it white".



So, I sprayed the bird cage and the ceramic bird white. Several light layers. I'm happy.

I really should have dusted the cage first though, I have lots of white dust between the wire sides.

4 comments:

  1. It turned out really well. Loving the little bird! hugs, Linda

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  2. Thanks Linda. Now to think up the next project.
    - Joy

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  3. That's too funny! I would have done the same thing--painted it and then realized it needed dusting. It looks great though. I love that bird.

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  4. Hi Sue - I was so glad to finally find this shape of bird at a garage sale, I've been waiting to try spray painting (saw it done on a couple of blogs).
    - Joy

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