Painting weights as a souvenir
On the eve of each holiday there is a question about the appropriate gift, and you always want to give something extraordinary and memorable. We can choose it in the store, and we can create it ourselves from those things that we have at hand. And then a piece of our soul will remain in the memorable gift, and the wish coming from the heart will be much more pleasant for its recipient. I offer as a gift souvenir the weight of a small mass with a wish of happiness and decorated with multicolored flowers and stars.
The inscription can be invented anyway, most importantly, that it came up on the occasion and could fit on the weights. In our case of presence a symbolism and unusual, when we are on-ounce weights write "Pud happiness." Thus, a small gift acquires a different, higher value. We need:
- Weight of a small mass,
- acrylic paints, including gold,
- natural and artificial brushes of different diameter,
- acrylic varnish,
- finely sharpened soft pencil, eraser,
- sanding sponge,
- primer for acrylic paints.
1. We take the weight of a small mass, in our case, weighing 200 grams, and a medium-abrasive grinding sponge and work the surface.
Instead of a special sanding sponge You can use a metal washcloth to clean dishes. When using a black iron weight at this stage, we first of all free the surface from the rust layer, if there is one. And then, if necessary, grind. 2. For the next stage, we will prepare a polished weights, primer for acrylic paints and a brush of large diameter. A brush is better to take a synthetic one.
We cover the weights with soil.
3.Take the weights and either a small abrasive grinding sponge or a peeling skirt.
Grind a layer of soil. It must be borne in mind that you need to act with extreme caution. Unlike wood, plywood or cardboard, the ground is not absorbed into the metal surfaces, so even if the grinding jaw is pressed lightly, the ground can be cleaned clean. If necessary, ground the surface several times and wait for the applied layer to dry before applying the next one. 4. We get a white acrylic paint, better matte, and a nylon brush.
And we cover the weights with paint. We decide on the matte paint, because on glossy it's harder to draw a pencil drawing . 5. Take the colored weights, pencil and eraser.
Drawing a pre-designed drawing.
In our case, we draw stars and flowers, and in the foreground on the one side is the inscription" Pud Happiness. "6. For the new stage, we need gold acrylic paint and brush.
We paint the weights, trying not to go on the lines of inscriptions and drawings. If the gold paint has a good dense texture, then the stage with white paint can be omitted and the pattern applied directly on the ground. 7. P We enter the main stage. We paint the weights with bright paints of different colors. It is better to use brushes as number 1 or number 2, and to choose fine details according to composition, choose natural ones.
8. After applying the main pattern, we mix the yellow and gold colors and carefully prescribe the background, carefully circling the figures.
This is needed to form a more even, rich and volumetric background color. 9.Lastly, we varnish the surface of the weaver with acrylic lacquer.
It is desirable to apply at least three layers of varnish. Do not forget to follow the instructions for lacquer and wait for the right time to apply the next layers. Our weigher is ready.
This gift can be presented practically for any holiday to any person. Its versatility lies in its small size, pleasant wishes and originality.