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!!!