These three décor pieces were given to me by a friend who was moving and didn’t have room for them anymore. Originally they were offwhite balls with wire you could hang them by, and light bulbs running down into the balls to light them up. The plugs on the light cords were busted and I didn’t know how to fix them so I just tossed those parts and decided to use the balls by themselves. But to do that, they needed a little bit of spicing up.
I’d just found this gorgeous blood red paint and had some wonderful chrome spray paint left over. So I sprayed the balls with the chrome and did different things with the red. I love the clash of those two colors.
For the first one I flipped the ball upside down and poured the red on it, letting it glob and drip down. When it hangs, it looks like the red is slowly seeping up the sides.
For the second ball I put tape all over the piece in different shapes and lengths, then painted the entire piece red. While the red dried, I traced thru the wet paint with the blunt end of a paintbrush, which scraped off thin lines where the silver could show thru. Once the who thing dried, I removed the pieces of paint, letting the silver show thru where it had been covered. This layering technique is one of my favorites to do.
For the third ball I left it mostly silver and just did splashes and spatters of red.
All in all they’re a little creepy, violent even.
But I like them.