This hot, sweltering past weekend, I chose to go indoor fleaing. I live in a really small town and without driving the 30 minutes into the Memphis Metro Area, I don't have a ton of antique/flea markets in my tiny area. I thought of one. When I arrived I was surprised to learn that the owner was in poor health and preparing to close up shop.
So it was bitter-sweet that I was able to score some really good loot for very little.
I chose Pinata Colors in Sangria Margarita, Manilla Black and Blanco Blanco White. Gotta love the names!
After inking the taps, use a sanding block to remove some of the color (like around the edges and raised areas) to create an antiqued look and let some of the metal show through. After sanding, use some Pearl Ex Varnish to seal the ink to the tap.
Next, choose some delicious images from the book to adorn your tap. If your tap has a "hole" in the center, dress that up by choosing an image that will show nicely through that hole.
For more ideas using Pinata inks, see my tutorial creating colorful peat pots with pretty metal flowers using pinata inks.
Tell me about your unique projects or ideas using flea market finds by leaving me a comment. I am continually inspired by my readers talents and ideas. Have an idea for a project that you would like to see? Tell me about that as well! I love hearing from you,
Live Life Creatively,