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    craftysprinkles
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      Does anyone know if you can paint metal embellishments? I am particularly interested in painting one of my Tim Holtz oate label pieces. Do you need a special type of paint (or can you even paint metal)????

      Thank you 🙂

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      craftysprinkles
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        Yes, you can! What kind of paint do you want to use? Depending on what you want it to look like, you may think about putting gesso on the metal first.

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        craftysprinkles
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          I have acrylic paint on hand. I was hoping to paint it a light cream color. I never thought of Gesso – great idea! I'll give it a try… Thank you 🙂

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          Tim Holtz has several tutorials on painting his metal embellishments. Check at rangerink.com or timholtz.com.

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          Ranger Patina's are awesome for painting metal embellishments.

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          Krissy
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            I just coat with gesso first, wipe some off then paint. Gives a more distressed look.

            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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              You can also color with alcohol inks but it's more of a wash than a solid color if u know what I mean.

              "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                Thanks ladies!!! I'm off to paint 🙂

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