Sunday, June 19, 2011

a bit of grunging added

And now they look like this...
I absolutely overdid it here and there, it is hard for me to get the paint as fine as I want, but will cover those with food or other pans :-)
In case anyone wonders: I first washed the metal minis with simple detergent,then I sprayed the whole caboodle (on my balcony, I might add) with spray paint, like they use for cars.Well, it actually IS a car product.
Then I started with acrylic paints. Oil paints will not work very well on this primer :-) I could have used carspray for the yellowish glazing, of course, but did not have that  and I was too lazy to go out and buy it...So I simply made layers upon layers of acrylics and lastly used a glossy varnish to give the enamel effect.Only the basket escaped glazing, of course.


  1. They look great Elly - and that's exactly the method I use for metals too. Why buy more spray when acrylics have such a wide range of colours and you can use the small quantities you need without spending heaps on large cans of spray paint? the mousehouse is really going ahead - and I am so pleased to have learned how to get around the problem of leaving comments at last lol.
    Sandie (Snippets from my Studio)

  2. Hi Sandra,welcome back in the land of the living:-).I am glad you can talk again in blogland!