Coloring Filigree With Acrylic Paint Dabbers

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Filigree pieces are adorned with intricate holes and patterns that you can highlight with easy-to-use Acrylic Paint Dabbers.
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Step 1

You will need an Acrylic Paint Dabber, one metal filigree, Diamond Glaze and a paint brush.

Step 2

Lay a large piece of wax paper onto the work surface and set the metal filigree on it.

Step 3

Press straight down onto the filigree with the sponge tip of the Acrylic Paint Dabber. You may need to squeeze the dabber to wet the sponge. Dab the entire filigree with paint.

Step 4

Pick up the wet filigree carefully by lifting the edge with tweezers. Hold the edge of the filigree with your thumb and forefinger and blot the backside of the filigree with a paper towel to clear paint out of any holes.

Step 5

Still holding the filigree, use a toothpick to poke through any remaining holes that are still clogged with paint. You can also blow on the filigree to clear out holes that are filled with paint.

Step 6

Carefully set the painted filigree onto wax paper to dry. This will take approximately 5-10 minutes, or until the paint looks matte.

Step 7

Once the painted filigree is dry, seal the paint by brushing a thin layer of Diamond Glaze onto the filigree.

Step 8

Repeat Steps 4-5 to get excess Diamond Glaze out of the holes in the filigree.

Step 9

Carefully set the filigree onto wax paper to dry. This will take approximately 20 minutes, or until the Diamond Glaze has turned clear.

Step 10: Optional

Repeat Steps 2-9 on the backside of the filigree.

Step 11

Congratulations! You have successfully colored metal filigree with an Acrylic Paint Dabber.

 

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