|This old radio sat on my dad's workbench for years. it has paint splattered on it. I unpacked it when I moved to my new studio and decided that it needed a re-do
|I used painters tape to protect the front, and sanded the top and sides, so it would take acrylic paint
|First layer is yellow paint, and I let it dry completely, before going to the next layer
|Next layer is Orange
|While the Orange paint was still wet and fresh, I ran a rubber comb through the paint to create pattern, and so you could see the Yellow. I think it has a nice effect, especially when layering paint
|A closer view
|Now for the fun part, using a stencil to create a bold pattern. This one is by Stencil Girl Products, and it spoke to me for the particular project
|Look how great this looks! Now most people would leave it alone at this point, but....
|It needed polka dots in Red
|I think that the stencils compliment each other well. Now I have a modern look for my radio!
|I ran some red paint on the black grid in front of the speaker, to give it a little glow
|Sitting edgy amongst other painted objects in the room!