I bought this necklace from H&M as it had a nice tribal look about it but the colour was a weird fake elephant ivory so I decided to spruce it up with two key trends. Flouros and ombre. You could do one or the other or both as in the photos with any colours you like!
You will need some spray paint and your chosen necklace. I used Gold acrylic paint from London Graphic Centre. It’s actually the best stuff commonly used for street art but LGC had a sale and the big cans were only £4.50! I bought a neon yellow, navy and a mattifying finish spray. 1. Start to spray a base coat on the necklace (making sure it’s on a covered surface) holding the can about 15 cm away and spraying in a wave motion for even distribution.
2. Leave it to dry for an hour or so and then spray a second coat in the same manner.
3. Once fully dry on the front, repeat step 1 and 2 on the other side so the back of the necklace is done and leave to dry. 4. You could leave the necklace as is for just a neon look and finish with a light coat of the matt finishing spray either side.
5. For an ombre look, take your other chosen colour and spray from a 15cm distance only along the bottom of the necklace. The trick here is to consistently spray with the same amount of pressure or you’ll end up with a few blobs or spurts that are too noticeable . I practiced a few times on some newspaper first to make sure.Amazing how you can totally transform with colour. Happy spray painting! Don’t be shy with neon when the sun is out! :) xx
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