A while back I painted a large letter "J" for my son's room (his name is Jack:) metal look to it. I loved how it turned out, but every time I walked in his room, I thought that letter just looked very lonely on that wall all by itself. SO, I decided to make a "P" (last name). I thought it might be fun to show you how it's done in case your feeling crafty. I purchased these letters at Joann's. They are 23" tall.
First of all, let me suggest painting your letters at the same time. When you do a faux finish or any type of glazing, it is really hard to duplicate EXACTLY what you did the first time. So I was prepared to redo the "J" if necessary.
I took the "J" down and kept it next to me for color reference. No, we not have a ghost...my daughter snuck herself in this picture...kind of scary:)
I do remember I painted the base coat black, so I got started with that. Paint 1-2 coats with the black acrylic and let dry.
Then I mixed a few of the silver metallic paints that I have together, making sure to add my favorite glazing (antiquing) medium. I did about 1/2 dollar size amount of the shimmering silver, a nickle size of the gleams silver by Delta and a nickle size of the antiquing medium. This medium basically makes the mixture spread easier and more workable. I also really like this Delta gleams product because it adds a bit of shimmer to whatever your painting. I did end up adding a tiny bit of water to the mixture as well, just to thin it out a bit.
Just start adding this mixture to the "P" with a nice fat brush. Start with a thin layer, add more if you want. You also have a minute to wipe off the paint with a wet rag if you don't like what's happening. Just play around with the amount until you achieve the look you want.
I must have used the same formula as before because it matched the "J" perfectly.
I hot glued a hook to the back of the the "P" to hang it, just like I did before with the "J". These letters are light enough for hot glue to work on the hooks just fine.
Minus the hole in the wall I now need to patch...I think this looks much better!