Sunbursts, Large and Small

 

Small Sunburst Mirror

 

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I find myself getting heavy handed with gold paint.  Here are two little projects I was able to finish this week when the temperature spiked above 50 degrees fahrenheit and I was able to get out the Rustoleum and Krylon.

Even when I gold leaf a mirror, I like to give it a quick coat of gold spray paint first. That way if I miss a spot (easy to do on irregular surfaces), gold is still peeking through. And just like my other painted finishes, I like to layer different colors of gold. I just think it looks more authentic and doesn’t scream “gold spray paint”.  You can also add highlights and shadows with a Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, Gilding and Dark Wax.

toomanyI plan to do a proper step by step at some point. If you need instructions immediately, google DIY Sunburst Mirror. The web is loaded with tutorials by other bloggers.

 

Large Sunburst Mirror

I also did brief instructions in my post for this mirror project.You can find those in this post, DIY Sunburst Mirror

Sunburst-post

 

And if you are wanting to paint something Gold, or even just add some sparkle to your home, check out my posts  ,DIY Gilt Mirror ,  Faux Mercury Glass Sconce,   Easy Picture Frame Upgrade and   Sparkle Your Holiday Decor.

 

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2 Comments

Leslie Stocker

Tammy, thanks. They are fun to make, and they make great gifts. Happy New Year,
Cheers, Leslie

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