Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How-to Tuesday: Pots and Pans Painting

I love to make things with my hands. Anytime it is a friends birthday, I think: what can I make for them? I have so much fun making things.
One of my favorite things to do is paint. A few years ago, my mom wanted a decoration to fill a blank spot in the kitchen. So I made this Pots and Pans painting for her.
Here is how you do it:
You will need a canvas. I used an Artists Loft flat 6x8 canvas. You can get a pack of 5 pretty cheap on Amazon or at Michaels.

How To Do It:

Step One: Paint the canvas with squares of Red Metallic Paint. I used DecoArt brand. I just stroked a checkered pattern onto it with a 3/4 bright brush. None of the squares were the same size, but I like it that way.

Step Two: Draw, on a separate piece of paper, the exact design you want to paint on the canvas. Mine was a stock pot and skillet. You can get my pattern for free at this link...http://akasilentstorm.blogspot.com/2016/08/resources.html
Once you have the design just how you want it, copy it with a pencil onto the canvas. Be sure to use light lines, but dark enough that you can see it.
Step Three: It's paint mixing time! By the way, I paint in acrylics all the time. That's just what I prefer. And I use the cheap stuff. But if you have a different preference, that's fine! :) Anyway, I used Craft Smart Acrylic Paint BLACK and DecoArt Crafters Acrylic ANTIQUE WHITE. I mixed 3 shades of gray and also had some plain black.

Step Four: With these paints, paint the shapes of the skillet and the stock pot onto the canvas. Use a small flat brush to be sure that you get precise edges. I used light gray for the stock pot, dark gray for the skillet and medium gray for both lids.

Step Five: Using a small round brush and black paint, outline your pots and add handles. This may take a long time, hold your hand steady and go carefully, to avoid making mistakes. Black can't be covered easily if you make a mistake!

Step Six: Now paint a black border around the entire canvas. Be sure to paint the very edges. Use a nice small brush. Let the canvas dry well (overnight is best) before moving on.

Step Seven: Cover the canvas with a thin coat of Varnish. I used Delta Creamcoat Gloss Exterior/Interior. Next time I'd use a Matte instead of a Gloss. Let this dry overnight before doing anything with it, especially touching it.
Step Eight: Cut a piece of black ribbon to about 6 inches. Heat up a hot glue gun and glue the ribbon down to the back to make a hanger let  the hot glue dry, then hang it on a tack or a nail.

You are Done! :)

(The pictures on this blog were taken by Silent Storm. Please do not duplicate them without my permission. Thanks!)

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