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« on: September 10, 2005 08:42:43 PM »

I have one of these my husband painted for me that I use a purse, but I sold one once and a man told me he used it for cds in his hot rod, so... ?? I guess it's a purse but it has other uses. Smiley It's metal- our first attempt decoupaging metal. Used the same process as normal. I think it came out very well. Looks nice and smooth. I wasn't sure if metal would work as well as wood, but it seemed to work better because there's no grain to battle with. The painting on the box (it was white) was done by my husband, using the technique where you remove some paint with a plastic bag to get the lighter areas. These are all images from a tool calendar George Petty did in the 50s...




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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005 09:36:56 PM »

What kind of paint did your husband use? They sell plain silver lunch boxes at Michales and I wanted to buy one and paint it, but I couldn't figure how to do it without all the paint peeling off eventually.

The lunch box you made is gorgeous btw. I really like the red.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005 02:08:16 PM »

Regular spray paint-- It won't peel off. You can seal it with spray varnish or not.
Thanks for the compliment. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2005 02:27:11 PM »

Oh, if they're just bare metal (you said they're plain silver, I just noticed that)-- if they are slick you'll need to prime them or rough them up. Rustoleum spray paint works well.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005 07:15:32 PM »

Wow, i love that, its so cool!   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005 03:37:44 PM »

That is so cool! My work was throwing away some metal lunchboxes and I was able to snag one! I tried some spray paint but it didn't really look very even. I guess I just need practice! Smiley
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