Painting Multiple Colors Onto Filigree

See the tabs below for all products and tools used in this technique, plus any additional tips that may be helpful to you!

If you’d like to embellish a filigree component with more than one color, our tips will make it easy.
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Tip 1We used two colors of paint in this technique, however you can use as many colors as you would like to and you can part any part of your filigree with whichever color you would prefer.
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Step 1

You will need Acrylic Paint Dabbers in two colors, 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

Remove the cap of one Acrylic Paint Dabber. Dip the paint brush into the paint.

Step 4

Brush the paint onto the surface of the filigree using short brush strokes.

Step 5

Pick up the wet filigree carefully by lifting an edge that is not painted. 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 6

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 7

Carefully set the painted filigree onto wax paper to dry.

Step 8

Repeat Steps 3-7 using a different Acrylic Paint Dabber color.

Step 9

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

Step 10

Repeat Steps 5-6 to get excess Diamond Glaze out of the holes in the filigree.

Step 11

Carefully set the filigree onto wax paper to dry.

Step 12: Optional

Repeat Steps 3-11 on the backside of the filigree.

Step 13

Congratulations! You have successfully painted multiple colors onto filigree.

         

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