Have you ever owned a hand painted mailbox? I sold them at craft shows in the 1990s and painted them for my own little cottage ever since. Since ETSY is like a worldwide craft show, I decided to make a Hand Painted Rose Mailbox for my ETSY Store.
Materials for a Hand Painted Rose Mailbox:
- galvanized mailbox
- paints- Apple Barrel 2605E Crimson, 20404E Black, 21049E Pink Parfait, 20403E White, 20429E Christmas Green, 20713E Spring Green
- brushes- 1/4″ angle, small round, 0/0 liner
- Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Gloss Spray
There is no need to prep the surface of your galvanized mailbox. Use the 1/4″ angle brush and Crimson to wiggle in four rose shapes on each side of the mailbox.
Paint coats of a Crimson and Pink Parfait mixture with the 1/4″ angle brush until coverage is opaque. You can use a blow dryer to hurry things along.100% Natural Cotton Sheet Set
Shade your roses with Black and the small round brush.
Highlight the roses with Pink Parfait and White with the small round brush. Wiggle in some leaves with Christmas Green and the small round brush.
Use the small round brush and a mixture of Christmas Green and Spring Green for the leaves. It will take several layers of paint to achieve opaque coverage. Let your project dry in between coats. Use the liner brush, White, and Christmas Green to add veins and squigglies to the leaves. I made some Pink Parfait squiggles with the liner brush as well. Paint your initials and the last two digits of the year with White and the liner brush.
When everything is dry, take your project outside and spray it with several thin coats of Acrylic Sealer Gloss Spray. You’re all done! Wasn’t that easy?
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