Wednesday, November 9, 2016

HAND PAINTING ARTWORK ON ANTIQUE CEILING TINS

HAND PAINTING ARTWORK ON ANTIQUE CEILING TINS

This is an old metal ceiling tin I found at an antique salvage store.
As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to paint it.
It had some rust on it, so I washed it well and primed it, hoping the rust would not come back through the paint.  If a little rust came back through the paint that would look good, too.
 After priming, I painted the artwork on the corners.
Then, painted an antiquing glaze on top of all of the paint.
When my client saw the ceiling tin above she wanted me to paint two of her antique ceiling tins. She had just built a new home out in the country and was still having fun decorating.  There was a little rust on these and I did not prime them.  I swiped paint over the whole tin.  When I saw that scrollie design at the bottom, I knew they would be really beautiful on a vase.  
So, I painted the vases with flowers right over the embossed design.
I used her colors and she hung them over her bed.
Later when I visited I knew they were in the perfect place. 
 So pretty!!

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