Work continues on the case.
I have given the whole case a base coat of matte black paint in preparation for the eventual white skulls and dancing skellies. To do this, I masked off the locks and handle, hinges and feet.
Then I painted her up! Looks better already.
After that all dried overnight, I began to mask the not so silver hardware for it’s new silver coat of paint. I used this Chrome type paint…
Foot painted, hinge, not I’m very happy with how it looks. (The foot, not the hinge!)
What a difference, and, it looks even better in person!
There was, of course, a little overspray, which I have painted out with a brush. It’s noticeable now, but it won’t be when I seal the entire case after the stencil painting.
It’s beginning to look like it should
I have ordered some lovely pink silk for the interior. I couldn’t find any of the right colour in my neighbourhood, so it’s on it’s way from San Francisco. Hope it hurries, lol! Although it’s not as though I have nothing to do while it travels here!
Next up will be the stencils, finally! Can’t wait to get to that fun part
There’s one more thing I want to try to address and that is that the case is a little stiff to open. I want to try and loosen that up a little for ease of use in future. I’ve been mulling that one over and I have a couple of things I’m going to try. We shall see what works….
Next time – Skellies!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!