|my new christmas friend, definitely reminds me of one of the reindeer but which one?|
becky higgins has spray painted a great many things to give them a second life and i love that she provides you with spray painting know-how in this post. it's a really comprehensive list that gave me the confidence to take my reindeer out to the shed and give it a go. the advice is also pinned to my general crafts board on pinterest.
i started with red and realised it wasn't a deep enough red to make it that really rich colour of christmas. undeterred i decided to put a black on top and then do another coat of the red on top of that so it would give the red more depth. after i had done the black it looked so cute in a warm chocolate colour i left it ... :)
|the $5 find ... it was far more yellow it really life!|
|i masked over his eyes and nose before starting the spraying|
|i think it looks like comet ;)|
sincere thanks to becky higgins for all the advice she offers in her various posts on spray painting. i loved my first foray into this up-cycling area and have been going around looking at things i can redo with spray painting!