Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Painted cane

When I promised to paint flowers on Lillie's cane, I didn't know it was an aluminum cane.  That stymied me for about two months, but then I just went ahead and did it.  I scratched up the aluminum surface with steel wool, sprayed on black Krylon, painted flowers (acrylic paint mixed with a little gesso to make it more opaque) and sprayed on a couple coats of clear Krylon.  I know the paint will scratch off.  Perhaps I'll check into automotive paint next time. Suggestions welcome!

2 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

you know if it cures long enough, it may stay on since you used the krylon paint....

LynnDel said...

It does seem to be sticking pretty well. The main concern is very sharp things that might scratch it. We'll see...