Unicorn SPiT and Glitter Tabletop.
A summer memory of a cloudy nighttime sky, when a lighthouse and moonlight suddenly revealed the choppy high tide below our condo, is the inspiration for this tabletop.
It all started with this humble side table. I got my son to pull it out of the garage, and he insisted on sanding the top and sides.
I squirted color full strength from the Unicorn SPiT bottles. With my dark night sky inspiration in mind, I made my best guess as to where the color should lie. We could not even see the surf below us that night, or the waves beyond.
Using a clean spray bottle filled with water, I squirted a lot of water on the Unicorn SPiT, pushing and building up the color in some areas.
I covered the wet paint and table with plastic wrap. We happened to have red from two years ago, so I used that, but clear is fine. You can further blend the colors without using a brush or getting your hands dirty, but I also wanted some peaks and valleys.
To add to the effect of a moment of light through the dark clouds, I used this dust-weight glitter, a little of each, and a lot of silver, over the waves. I let the ceiling fan help me barely dust some areas. I also touched up the white and yellow.
I now have ten colors of this wonderful gel/stain/paint, and I used at least a little of each on this tabletop.
Here is the finished tabletop, with two coats of oil-based polyurethane. (Don’t use water-based sealer with Unicorn SPiT.) This looks so much like my memory of that night, when the light came through and changed the whole view!
I spent about $100 on paint, $5 on glitter, and $8 on polyurethane, over about six months. I used about $3 of materials on this, and the table was in my garage.
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Published April 28th, 2018 9:41 AM