Thursday, April 26, 2012
Painting an old frame in neon paint
If you are a friend of ish and chi's Facebook page then you may have already seen a little peek at what I worked on over the weekend. This old frame was given a dose of neon yellow - Taubman's Hi-C Yellow. It is super bright and as close to neon as I could find (without that glow-in-the-dark quality). I love the resurgence of neon at the moment and am already eyeing off other items that I can paint in this colour.
I used a sponge to dab on the paint so that the original gold colour of the frame shows through and brushed the sides lightly with a paint brush. Very quick and easy to do and the only trick is to make sure there isn't too much paint on the brush or sponge and to dab on the colour evenly. I built up the colour slowly by sponging lightly all the way around and then sponging another layer and so on.
I still need to finish off the back inside edges of the frame and am thinking of having a mirror cut to size to fit. It would look cute hanging in a bedroom or bathroom don't you think?
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