You may remember a picture of my DS in yesterday’s post about making a lightbox. Well, today I gave her a makeover:
Here’s a different shot that’s more girly. I love that lightbox.
My original plan was much different, but due to materials and my own ignorance, I ended up with this. Not too bad, though. I can definitely live with it. I originally made a stencil and spray painted over a piece of lace (cut from a defunct bra) to fill the birds with the design. Technically it worked, but didn’t fill out all the areas I wanted. The lace looked pretty neat all by itself, but the sticker was still under that paint. I’m more happy with the birds, though. Besides, I can see the title of the article now: “Girl uses bra to paint DS!” Hmmm, maybe I should have done that…. Would have gotten some attention, at least!
Anyway, you can see all the pictures I took over at Flickr, if you like. Maybe I’ll try again on something else and make a real tutorial. If I were to make a tutorial using the pictures from yesterday, it would say “go through all this trouble, mess up a lot, don’t use lacquer paint, and in the end, just hand paint it….” Not very useful, is it?
*EDIT* MAgicalFlute over at Flickr brought it to my attention that I left some important information out Here’s the question:
On 18 Jul 08, 4.32AM AKDT MagicalFlute said:
You stated that one type of paint does not work, but what paint type did you use afterwards? Was it acrylic paint? I believe that chips…I’m trying to figure out what paint to use in order to also paint my own ds so that it doesnt scratch off and whatnot.
Thanks a lot ^^ I love the bird pattern, it’s adorable!
To which I responded with:
Heh, I did leave that out, didn’t I? Sorry! I used Testors car model paint. It also peeled off a little when I removed the stencil, but it was easy to hand paint with the same paint. Definitely don’t use acrylic. Enamel would also work well. The big thing to remember is to seal your paint job so it doesn’t chip or scratch. I used Model Master Ultra Gloss Clear coat. It sealed everything and added a nice extra sheen to the job. Thanks!