Monday, May 24, 2010

Riding along with hubby "Junk" Le Bells Style

The Bossman works in the Farm AG business. I was on a ride along as he checked fields(we are still in the newly wed stage!! ): Amongst all the "important" stuff in the truck there was a bag of these...pressure gauges from anhydrous tanks.

Immediately visions of Christmas ornies filled my head!!
He said no I couldn't have the bag of new ones but he would get me the old ones coming off the tanks!

I sprayed the domed side with clear Krylon to give me some "tooth" to make my paint stick. A blue background with a lighter blue scrubbed on with a dry brush.(dip a scruffy brush in paint and rub off on a rag, then scrub on your surface).

Draw your angel and start painting. Ivory for her dress. Add a little water to the ivory then wash on the wings. A dot of flesh color for her head and hands. Flesh stick legs. Rust colored lines for her hair and a gold halo. Decorate her dress with gold hearts, stars...whatever you like. Black dot eyes and a rust line for her mouth.

Rusty wire and bells to complete her and she is ready to hang on your tree.

Imagine that his boss had never seen a decorated pressure gauge!

I had alot of fun with these...Santa's, snowmen...shame on me for not taking pictures of all the designs!

Pick up a brush and start painting!
It's really not that hard!

go visit Jill!!! Junkle Bells


  1. Dang girl you are just bubbling with talent!! And on so sweet about being in the newly wed stage. That never has to end just remember that!

  2. I love those gauges... You are such a talented painter! Lezlee

  3. For some reason, I didn't get an email when you linked up so didn't know it until now. These are just fantastic. Old gauges--awesome! And, maybe painting isn't too hard. Maybe. But, it's that drawing have talent!

  4. Hi Kimmy,
    Oh my gosh! Who would have ever thought that presser gauges could ever look this great?!! You are amazing! Thank you so much for the link to the hummingbird web cam! I have always wanted to see what baby hummers looked like in their nest! I will keep checking on them! How sweet of you to share. I grew up on a farm here in Michigan, and I am still a farm girl at heart!

  5. Samiy wants to know if Nosey can come for a visit? Poolside with lots of ducks to watch


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