I am going to use a stain medium so I needed to apply something that would ensure it would adhere. I first taped oft the metal base and the I applied Mod Podge to the entire bowl.
I found this bowl at Goodwill and had an idea to bring it back to life.
I just use a chip brush to apply a thin coat. I allow it to fully dry before moving onto my next step.
I gathered up my Unicorn SPiT :) Yes, Unicorn SPiT! It's a stain/glaze, all in one product really that can be used on well just about anything.
This is a process I hadn't tried before and it didn't turn out exactly as I imagined but it still came out beautifully as you will see.
I dripped colors randomly around the bowl. I then took plastic and pressed the plastic to cover the bowl.
This is what it looked like after I removed the plastic. I allowed it to dry and then I used a matte spray laquere to seal. I wanted the peek-a-boo effect and that was going to require a layer of SPiT over what was already there. So I thought I sealed it so that when I added another layer it wouldn't combine with what was already there. I then grabbed the solid color I wanted the outside to be. What I didn't take into account was even though I sealed it I was putting a darker color over the lighter colors so it took away some of the brightness. I added 3 coats of Peacock and then when it dried I sealed it with Plutonium Gloss Sealer. So although it didn't turn out as I envisioned I think it is going to look beautiful on any counter or table!
I love how the Peacock color just looks so elegant!
Even though the colors didn't hold out like I wanted to it still gives it a 3 dimensional effect and a "surprise" inside! :)
I think I am going to try a reverse process next!
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