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Monday, March 10, 2014

Cowboy Letter Art

Note:although I have been supplied with paints, all ideas and opinions are my own

I am in love with this project and just had to share this with you today! I love pallet art and have worked with different mediums to achieve a creative look from time to time. So when I was approached by Modern Masters to review this effects paint, I was so excited. To be honest, I didn't think it would work. At the least, I didn't think it would look good! That was till I used it for my Cowboy Pallet Art!

So let me start from the beginning......

I sell these wooden letters in my store Dreamingincolor.

I had an idea to attach these letters to a pallet/cedar shingle.
I white washed the wood quickly and started on my new technique.

There are three steps to make this work. I used the metal effects primer (2 coats) on the letter and let dry completely.

I then applied the iron paint to the top and again painted two coats. While it dried....

I attached the letter to the wood piece with upholstery tacks and continued.

 I applied the rust activator.
There are tiny particles of metal in the paint so when the activator is applied it turns it rusty.

I waited and waited. I didn't see anything happening. Just pools of solution.

And then IT happened!!!

It was amazing! Right before my eyes it turned to rust. I am over-the-top excited about this paint and the possibilities! Way to go Modern Masters! I love something different!

Did I mention the upholstery tacks are rusty too?

I can't wait to make more and I will be custom making these at the store too!

Want to give it a try?
Dreamingincolor will be carrying this paint soon!

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Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Deneen, this is fabulous! I have a blog friend who sent me a letter J for Jacobs room in our new house and I want to give something similar a try! Lord knows I have pallet wood!!

Dinah Wulf said...

Very cool! Love the finish. I'm going to have to try it for sure!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I love this Deneen! My flea market buddy has started using this paint and it has been so much fun to see her creations. Your letters are perfect!

I hope your new shop is doing a stupendous business. I've missed stopping by to comment for awhile as I've been on a little break.

Blessings to you,

Stephanie Chan said...

Oh wow I love this! I really want to try the rust activator now.

Leanne said...

The looks so great. I want to try that paint.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What? They didn't offer a give away for your readers?
Cheapskates LMHO
This is fabulous - I definitely have to get some of this - thanks for sharing!