First, I traced one of the cast iron stars I picked up this weekend to use as my pattern.
I traced it on cardboard so I could have a sturdy stencil to use. The edges of the star were not the smoothest, so I used my ruler to make smooth lines. I want a clean edge to paint.
Next, I measured my 'object' that I am painting to align the stars in a row and get them evenly spaced.
Then I drew a line in the center of each point so I could paint 2 colors. I chose an espresso brown and a nutmeg brown (just your ordinary run-of-the-mill acrylic craft paint).
I started with the espresso (ok - - so I didn't trace my first star exactly where I wanted it, and had
to move it up about 3/4 of an inch.......... it's a learning thing....)
Then I painted my nutmeg brown. I had to go in with a small brush and sharpen the point details after I got them painted. These don't have to be perfect, because where they're going, people won't be able to get right up to them and critique my painting (Thank Goodness!!)....
And here's one of them done. I'm debating on whether or not I need to outline them in black,
or just leave them as-is. I'll wait to make that decision when I have all 12 of them painted.
Hmmmm what do you think I'm using these for??? Stay tuned!!
Hugs ~~ Suz