I bought a gold, metallic marker at Walmart (2 for $.94) and outlined each number with the pen. I chose to use a marker instead of the gold paint and a brush I had on hand because I knew I could have more control with the marker. Choosing gold was a no-brainer:
And then filled it in using a swirling motion to create more of a hammered metal effect. I tried coloring it in with lines on my practice sheet and it screamed “marker!” The circular motion is a lot more refined:
Then I cut it down to size and framed it.
The silvery frame and mat were found at Walmart for $2.96. The wrong frame could really make this project go from chic to cheap fast, so look around until you find a nice frame that would really complement your project without breaking the bank.
1 down. 10 to go. Well, 11 to go…I want one for us, too!