Custom Prop (Painting Idea)

January 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

For a Valentine's Day shoot I wanted to use the letters L, O, V, and E and paint them in gold. I will be using these letters together and individually for my next photographic session. I went ahead and purchased a few items I needed at Michaels and Hobby Lobby,  which included the letters, a wooden frame, and few spray paints.

The frame will be painted in gold, after it dries I will be adding a top layer of crackling spray to give it an antique finish look. I will be painting the other side in black finish to be able to have two different colors and finishes, that way I will have a variety to choose from.

I have also purchased a black frame at a garage sale and spray painted it in gold, but made sure to use blotchy spray to give it a unique look. (SEE IMAGES BELOW).


Wet Paint L-O-V-E in gold finish. I did several coats just to be sure I evened every angle out.

Finished L-O-V-E in Gold. 

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Here are the images I used the letters for:

Here's another project for photography prop! Black one side, Gold/Crackle Ivory on the other side picture frame that I purchased at a garage sale.

Gold wet base layer .

Crackle top quote when applied. The top coat will get crackled and you will be able to see the gold through the cracked lines which gives the frame a nice 'POP'. 

Krylon Crackle Base Coat Gold

Krylon Crackle Top Coat Ivory

Clip Showing Spray Paint & Frame

Crackled finished product!

Already Black Wooden Frame: Sprayed some gold paint drizzle style, and POOF, brand new texture. 

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