Coloring Metal With Acrylic Paint Dabbers

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Use innovative Acrylic Paint Dabbers to give bright colors and freeform patterns to metal charms and components.
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Step 1

You will need a metal piece, acrylic paint dabber and paint brush.

Option 1 - Step 1

For a smooth painted surface; open the lid of the paint dabber and carefully dip the tip of the paint brush into the paint.

Option 1 - Step 2

Paint the surface of the metal completely, going in one direction. Let the paint dry.

Option 1 - Step 3

Now, paint the metal in the opposite direction. Let the paint dry.

Option 2 - Step 1

For a textured effect, paint the metal with the dabber sponge. Let the paint dry thoroughly.

Finishing

You can now seal the metal blank with ICE Resin, Diamond Glaze™, Glossy Accents™ or Crackle Accents™. Be sure to follow the application and drying instructions of your chosen medium thoroughly.

Step 4

Congratulations! You made a colorful metal piece with acrylic paint.

         

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