I’d like to show you some of the supplies
you’ll need for this project. And, one of them is, you’ll need a primer, when you use
anything like plastic or a lot of times, if it’s unfinished wood or anything like that,
you’ll need a primer. I’m using an artist gesol, which works, it’s also water based.
I use this as the base primer simply because it’s water based and it’s easy to use. If
you have any kind of a primer at home that you’ve used for furniture or woodwork, you
can use that too. All you need is a primer that will adhere to the surface so that your
paint will adhere to that, and that’s how you’re able to paint different surfaces and
have your paint stick. The other thing I want to show you are just, you’ll need a variety
of colors based on the surface you’re painting. And, I’m going to be using five different
colors, actually six because I’m going to use white. I always use white to mix in with
some on my colors to better match the surface background. The only other supplies you’ll
need is your actual plate that you’re going to paint, sandpaper, one brush with fairly
stiff bristles, and one small sponge brush and a container of water and paper towels.
So, basically you don’t have a large investment here to save a lot of money on a customized
look. The next thing we want to move on to is what kind of a plate you will use and the
first step of sanding.