|Four of these smaller panels run vertically up each mausoleum door with a back lit medallion in each panel.|
We created these medallions out of plastic for the doors of our mausoleum using some "Smooth-On" products from Reynold's Materials as I mentioned in an earlier blog. Cool detail but certainly in need of some color...
Step One: Spray paint your metal or in this case, imitation metal to-be, a flat black.
|If you can hang your item vertically, you'll get some pretty good results on the next step.|
|Didn't have a good photo of the medallions being sprayed but here's some angels!|
Put your selected color in a spray bottle and add water, roughly about 5 parts water ( maybe more) to 1 part paint. Spray your item liberally and allow it to dry. The paint is so watered down that it takes quite a few applications, allowing each layer to dry, before you start to see the color you want. I think we guessed we sprayed the medallions 6-8 times.
Step Three: Select an antique gold acrylic paint (we used Decoart Dazzling Metallics, Venetian Gold). Apply a small dot of paint to a soft cloth and gently rub the edges and or high areas of your item with the gold paint. I think we learned less is more here.
|These photos don't do the coloring justice but the medallion on the left is without any gold. The one on the right is with some gold on the edge and on the cross.|