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Aztek Airbrushed Christmas Joy Bucket and Burlap Bow

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Aztek Airbrushed Christmas Joy Bucket and Burlap Bow
Project created for Testors by Amy Anderson of Make and Takes and Lets Explore blogs.


Materials Required:

Testors® Aztek® Airbrush
Testors® Aztek ® Feed cups
Testors® Aztek® Blue Mini Compressor
Testors® Aztek® Airbrushable acrylic paints – Opaque White 9440, Metallic Red 9474, Metallic Gold 9472
Testors Fine Grit Sandpaper
Metal Bucket from Craft Store
Masking Tape
Letter Stickers (removable)
Burlap Ribbon

note: Protect your work surface and all areas not being painted. Always allow paint to dry completely before moving to the next step. 


Project Steps

Step 1
Use masking tape to tape-off the part of the bucket that you would like to paint. 


Step 2
Using fine grit sandpaper, lightly rough up the part of the bucket that you plan to paint. This will help the paint to adhere better.


Step 3
Decide approximately where on your bucket you would like the word “Joy” to be placed. Airbrush that area with white paint. Hint: Spray multiple thin layers of paint or the paint may run a bit. Let dry between coats and dry well after last coat.


Step 4
Apply the letter stickers, smoothing them down firmly, so the paint doesn’t seep underneath. Hint: You can choose any word or design that you would like to use. 


Step 5
Airbrush the bucket with red metallic paint. Apply three coats. Let dry between each coat. Set aside and let dry thoroughly before removing the stickers and tape. Hint: When you change to a different color, run a small amount of water through the airbrush and start the new color on cardboard or newspaper to make sure it is spraying clean.


Step 6
While the bucket is drying, tape of the burlap with thin strips of masking tape.  


Step 7
Let the paint dry and then peel off the tape.  Make bows to attach to your ribbon. 


Step 8
Using a small piece of florist wire, attach the burlap bow to the bucket handle.