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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This hand painted vintage metal cake carrier (holder or cover) was originally bare silver metal (tin, I wonder) when it was given to me by Donnie, owner of Glasgow Trading Post.

I used acrylic paint then sealed it with a water-base varnish more to protect the paint than anything but in the end the piece appears to be enamel coated.

If you tackle the project be prepared to use at least three layers of acrylic to base-coat it. But once you have it base-coated, depending on what element you're painting you can get away with using only one layer of paint.

The next
project - also given to me by Donnie - is a sponge cake pan also originally bare silver metal. Again, you'll have to base coat at least three layers.

Color was floated below the edge of the "icing" with dry brushed highlights on the "icing" to make it appear three dimensional and no other decorative elements were added. I wanted it to look like a cake setting out in the kitchen but it will also look good on a kitchen wall.

This piece was also finished with water-base varnish.

Note: Acrylic doesn't stick to metal as there is no adhesive in the paint. It's strictly water-base with pigment.

To help the paint to stick, you have the option of sanding to roughen the metal or using spray enamel paint as the base coat.

These items are for sale at Glasgow Trading Post in Glasgow, Missouri. Have fun with the two projects!

Please visit my gift store, Visages. Below are just a few of my original designs. 

Funny Tea Mug Quote Hand Warmer 
Funny Tea Mug Quote Hand Warmer
Funny Tea Mug Quote Hand Warmer by Visages
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I Heart (Love) Hot Cocoa Mugs
I Heart (Love) Hot Cocoa Mugs
I Heart (Love) Hot Cocoa Mugs by Visages
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Hot Caliente Jalapeno Peppers Sticker 
Hot Caliente Jalapeno Peppers Sticker
Hot Caliente Jalapeno Peppers Sticker by Visages
See other Caliente Stickers

Orange Plaid Gift Tile Trivet 
Orange Plaid Gift Tile Trivet
Orange Plaid Gift Tile Trivet by Visages
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Green Plaid Tile Trivet 
Green Plaid Tile Trivet
Green Plaid Tile Trivet by Visages
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Snowman Chef in Apron & Chefs Hat 
Hot Caliente Mug
Hot Caliente Mug by Visages
Personalize coffee mugs at Zazzle

I Heart (Love) Coffee or Candy Jar

1 comment:

  1. All paintings are hand-painted oil paintings .The quality of paint pigment is stable and the color is not easy to change, which is up to the international detection standard of environmentally friendly materials. We pursue high quality of the painting and precise control of the detail.

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