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

6 comments:

  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!

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

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  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 beforehand....you have talent!

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  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!

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

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