Sunday, 26 February 2012

DIY gold patterned beasts



When I came across cheap (and slightly ugly) plastic animals in the toy section of one of our local stores I remembered these golden beauties and decided to make some of my own.

Here is a quick tutorial for those of you who would like to make some too.
You will need:


Step 1: Start by spraying your plastic animal(s) with an even layer of spray paint (I used black, gold or white depending on the animal). Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area, and that you use something (cardboard in my case) to protect the area you're spraying on.

Step 2: Once the paint has fully dried, you can start decorating the animals. I used a gold metallic pen to draw spots or lines, or to cover parts of the bodies (such as paws, tail or head).


Step 3: Once you are done, make sure you let the animal(s) dry some more before handling them too much. I've noticed that the golden paint stays sticky for a while and will get onto your fingers.

Step 4: Put them somethere pretty and admire!

24 comments:

  1. So cute! I'll definitely be giving this a try.

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  2. LOVE it! The gold, black, and white are so striking! :)

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  3. These are increible! your photos are excellent and I am going to the store to find some little critters tomorrow!!! :D Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Thank you ladies! Glad you like them. :-)

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  5. I've also been planning on doing sg like this...now I simply have to. Those are truly ugly animals :D:D Once I saw a giant plastic lobster...and I regret leaving it at the store :(

    Awesome project!

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  6. Oh wow, MrsF: a painted lobster would be A-MA-ZING! What a shame indeed!
    I'm going to have to keep an eye out for one of them.
    :-)

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    1. They are no lobster, but check out my dinos :)

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    2. Wow - your dinos are super cool!! Love the colours you chose.

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  7. Love this! Where did you buy your plastic animals? X. Maria

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  8. hi maria!
    i bought them at hema, in the toy section - they are super cheap (€1 each) and they also have lots of farm animals (pig, horse, goat, sheep, etc.) and dinosaurs - they are pretty ugly to start with, but have a great deal of potential once sprayed!
    :-)

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    1. Hema, of all places! :-D Too bad it's a Sunday today... Tomorrow I will have my spray painted animals!

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    2. :-)

      Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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  9. I blogged these chic animal "statues" here: http://www.lauracgeorge.com/pinterest-roundup-black-and-gold-chic/

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  10. perfect idea, thank you for sharing.

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  11. I have a plastic hippo I think I will paint. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. A hippo! Yey; that sounds great! :-)
      I would love to see it when it's ready.

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  12. Oh your beasts look beautiful! What an interesting trend - love it!! I've got this linked to my painted animals DIY post as well today, for different ideas!

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  13. did you use tape or something to make the chevron pattern?

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    1. Hi Christy!
      Yes, I used tape. I have to say though, when I sprayed the taped tiger in gold some of the paint went under the tape and so once it was dry I took a black pen and fixed the golden little smudges.

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