You may have seen this in this month's "Childhood Heroes" craft contest, but I wanted to post it somewhere more permanent, too, and people had some questions about the finish.
I'm pretty proud of this one.
If you like it, check me out in the contest and vote on it!
So this is on an old skateboard; the steps are as follows:
1. Sanded the board with a medium-coarse sandpaper
2. Primed the board with a water-based (low odor) primer
3. Drew my image on with pencil
4. Painted with acrylic paint (not the craft stuff, it's too watery)
5. Filled in small details with permanent marker
6. Waited THREE DAYS to apply finish (paint and marker needs to off-gas)
7. Applied spray finish (I think? I've also used liquid finish), water based, so it wouldn't respond negatively to the paint or marker. Be careful about your finish choice: water-based, low odor type finishes are better for avoiding any bleeding of permanent markers. Even then, always do a test of your finishing product before applying it to your special project. Take a similar piece of material (in this case, a piece of wood), apply paint and marker to it, wait three days, then test out your finish. Apply more than you plan to apply to your project, so you can be sure nothing will happen. Certain types of permanent markers WILL streak! Beware! I trial test my markers and stick to specific brands.
And then you, too, can have a killer board! Or, you can always buy one of mine; I'm currently selling this one and two others at a local comic shop, but I also sell online.