A 2′ tall metal D?! Faux real?! No, not really. It’s paper mache… but it looks pretty real to me!
On Sunday I shared a new crafty product with you that I snagged at JoAnns over the weekend. I made a Faux Letterpress Block… which truth be told… was my practice for THIS project!
I started with the following supplies:
- Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Hematite – $4.79 with coupon
- Metallic Acrylic Paint – $1.99
- 23.5″ Paper Mache Letter D from JoAnns – $6 with coupon!
I‘ve been on the hunt for old, metal letter D’s for-evah! You see, both me and the Big Guy have D names… so it’s pretty obvious. He’s a D. I’m a D. We’re D’s.
The process was pretty simple. So simple in fact that I forgot to take my typical step-by-steps. Eep. Forgive me?
I started by painting the giant D with the metallic silver acrylic paint.
Then using the same technique as the Faux Letterpress Block, I applied the Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Hematite. I used a mixed bag of applying by hand, with a brush in the crevices and with a touch of water added to help blend. The rub is wax-based and dries very quickly. After a couple minutes, I ran over it lightly with a rag to buff… and tuh-dah! Done!
At the store, I was bummed about my letter’s imperfections… but once I started to apply the metallic rub, I LOVED them. They started to take on the look of welded joints! Extra texture galore!
I’ll keep hunting for metal D’s… but in the meantime, this one will keep me smiling!