Okay confession the first picture is just for my own pleasure – I’m slowly trying to learn more and more about Photoshop. I was working on my metallic font effect in PS. Still love the picture though – two of my favorite things, paint & a Purdy brush!
Onto the real deal:
I love big chunky letters. I love gold and metallics. I love the dipped effect (may be a “trend” but it’s probably going to be a timeless look in my décor).
Super easy tutorial but I’ll still give a step by step. But as you can guess it’s mostly just tape, paint, peal off tape, and enjoy!
I ordered my big chunky letter online and it was cut from MDF so a very light wood color when I received it. I stained it in Minwax Provincial (like I stain anything in something else). Then I just used painters tape to cut the straight line. I wanted a lot more dipped effect than usual. Typically your “dipped” is the lower 1/3 of the piece, but I wanted it mostly gold with just a touch of unpainted at the top.
I used Modern Masters champagne metallic paint. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE their paint! I’ve used it in my daughters nursery for her ceiling and also this past Christmas on a holiday sign I made.
The paint goes on really thin so you just have to do multiple thin layers. As you can see above the first couple layers leave a lot of brush strokes. After about 3 thin layers I didn’t see any brush strokes and had a smooth fully painted surface.
Next up – have your beautiful assistant help you take the tape off. She was pretty excited – I think she’s a genius and knew this was for her. Logical.
It’s the perfect small addition to her room. A personalized touch that matches her bedroom theme.