I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought one of these Heidi Swapp Marquee signs. You might say I am a little late to the game, but I am late almost every where I go. I was even born late…really I was. I am so thrilled with how it turned out and I love the industrial/rusted look I was able to achieve using Modern Masters products. This was my first time using Modern Masters and I already have more projects in mind to use with their products.
- Marquee letter or shape of your choice
- Modern Masters Primer, Iron Oxidizer and Rust Activator
- Paint brush and/or sponge
- 2 AAA batteries
No prep work needed here. The star marquee was ready for my magic touch. I started out by applying the Modern Masters Primer according to the directions on the bottle. I applied two coats. The Primer takes 12 hours to cure after the second coat is applied. I had to make sure I had gathered up enough patience for this step, it is so hard to wait on a project once I get started. I promise the rusty finish is well worth it though. After the long, enduring, difficult 12 hours – ok I slept for most of it – I applied the Modern Masters’ Oxidizing Iron.
According to the directions on the bottle allow the first coat to dry for 30 minutes and the second coat to dry for an hour. Once it was dry, I applied the Rust Activator. I applied the Rust Activator with a sponge. I applied the first coat and watched the magic happen. I applied a total of three coats and thought it was pretty darn perfectly rusted.
The battery pack fits perfectly in the back. Here it is welcomed into the family. Its sits perfectly on the shelf below the Shabby Chic Tray I did.
The only thing I wish I had for this cute little piece is missing is a feature like The Clapper. For those of us that grew up in the 80s I know “Clap on Clap off, The Clapper” is going through your head right now. For those of you younger than the 80s here is a You Tube Link to The Clapper commercial. I don’t know if the clapper is still around but I would love to be able to clap and have this thing turn on automatically and clap to turn it off otherwise I think its just about perfect.
I am so excited about this that I plan to make one on my own using pressed plywood. Tutorial and post to come.
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