Have you ever thought about buying a custom-painted vinyl record? With the right surface preparation, you can make your own. My daughter wanted a vinyl with pink flowers for the ladder bedroom shelf in her new room. She had CDs of some of her favorite television series and movies on one of the other shelves. I did a little research on surface prep for records, then began my project.
Supplies Needed to Paint a Vinyl Record
- Liquitex Satin Varnish
- Brushes- 2″ foam brush, scruffy brush, 1/4″ angle brush, liner brush
- High-quality acrylic paints- for my Flower Garden design, I used Red, Pink, White, Brown, Yellow Ochre, Light Yellow, Dark Green, and Light Green.
- Blending medium– This keeps the paint wet a little bit longer.
How to Prep the Surface
Painting the Design
Choose and print a picture from the internet for your design, if desired. Use white graphic paper to trace the design onto the vinyl. My design was painted freehand this time. I began by pouncing on Dark Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, and White Paint with a scruffy brush. Let the paint dry before going on to the next step.
Wiggle in the leaves with the 1/4″ angle brush and a mixture of Dark Green and White. Add veins and squiggle lines with the liner brush and the same Dark Green and White paint mixture.
Wasn’t that fun? I hope you enjoyed learning How to Paint a Vinyl Record. If you would like to buy one of mine, visit the Love My Little Cottage Etsy Shop!
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