I have said it before. I do not generally jump all over trendy things. But I just can not let go of these totally cute little owls. I love them! I have them all over my craft room. On the walls, the chair, and in multiple art projects.
Today, I am sharing my (formerly) ugly brass owls.
I got 2 of these guys at a thrift store for 50 cents each!
I cleaned them up with some soap and water, and picked out my pink and turquoise acrylic paints. I pretty much just got going. I started with paint strokes, but discovered quickly that a pounce was way better on the brass.
The turquoise looked really good pretty quickly. The pink was just too light for the brass, without some kind of primer, which, I did not have.
So, I mixed some red in, to get a darker pink. In the end, it took 2 coats of turquoise and 4 coats of pink. I did 3 layers of spray acrylic sealer. And put those babies on the shelf! I love them!!!
Next time, I will remember to take a true “after” picture, without all of the paint paraphernalia in the picture!