I have had fun over the past couple of days. At last I got round to painting the fairy door that I bought at Make It Farnborough.
I wanted to keep the details on the mdf, so instead of applying gesso, which would have obliterated the darker scored lines, I used Pebeo Gloss gel as a primer. I then used Pebeo Deco Matt paints to paint the various sections.
The stonework was done with a double loaded brush a la Paint Fusion/one stroke painting style, using various combinations of grey, white, antique white and black with a little greengold to represent moss.
The fark surround to the door was ccreated using the same paints in brown, black and antique white, but before I painted it I added some peel-off chain of flowers.
The door was also painted using a gold metallic paint, with a red matt Pebeo over the top and a smigen og pebeo gilding wax. I created the "scratches" on the door using some "sculpting" tools for paint and clay. (These are like paint brushed, but solid rubber).
The window was painted with a mix of studio 3 metallic acrylic in a mix of blue and green. The centre was liquid gold leaf as was the door knocker, and finally some more off the string of peel-off floweers added individually.
The flowers on the stonework were also peel-offs, which I put on a non-stick mar and panted in red and green. I then stuck them on the stonework and painted the inside detail in a metallic red - again Studio 3. Finally I free-hand painted some leaves.
The kit was then all glued together and given a coat of spray varnish,
I could get hooked on painting these - think I might have to buy some more doors!