Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Antique Milk Cans+Painting+Hand Painted+Mediums
I have been painting for about 20 plus years and I like to paint on all kinds of surfaces.
I paint on antique milk cans and I love it, My husband sprays them with a flat spray paint first to seal the can from rusting further (We try and find cans in good shape, but not always possible) and then I hand paint different designs on them.
When painting them it takes a little longer because between the coats of acrylic paints I use you have to allow the paint to dry really well before you apply more or you will take as much paint off as you try to put on.
So painting a milk can takes a little more patients than just a piece of wood or fabric.
Then if a dry brush which is a technique that you use a fabric painting brush and use paint to soften the color, the surface has to be very dry (likes 3-4days) before you do that.
I have painted cows, chickens,pigs, bears and ducks on cans and someone ask me once to paint a halloween can so I gave that a try as well
I am posting some pics of each can just for you to see, I hope you will share your opinions with me