|To quote Lighting McQueen, "Now it matches the rest of the town."|
I mentioned it needed a new paint job, and the Kiddo suggested "Red, like Captain America!"
"Oh, what if we kept it blue, but painted Cap's shield on it?" I countered. He LOVED that idea.
I need to learn to shut my big mouth.
I gathered my supplies - paint tins, tape, and concentric circle models.
I did a quick sand to knock the big paint flakes off, and coated everything with Royal Blue.
It took 3 coats, but it was eventually ready to go.
Giotto di Bondone could reportedly paint a perfect circle, but I am (clearly) not an Italian Renaissance artist. So I used old frisbees and abandoned Easter baskets as my models for my concentric circles. I traced them with a sharp pencil, which scored the fresh paint just a little bit.
Today's no-kidding tip is that the type of brush you use makes a HUGE difference in coverage. I used a foam brush on the left, and an art brush nabbed from the Kiddo's easel for the second coat on the right.
Then, I freehanded the white circle, reasoning that it didn't need to be even close to perfect, since I'd be taping up prettier circles. I had faith in the Frog Tape.
So much faith, I taped over the whole thing, and re-did my circles. I scored and cut out where I wanted the red to go.
Then, painted and hoped.
The first bit of tape I peeled off did not bode well.
|Tape didn't protect the finish underneath, and pulled off the red paint as an extra bonus.|
At least the Kiddo is happy. And hey, Cap seems to like it, too.