Posted 8 years ago
This is a doll size trunk it has the embossed metal on the front, top and back the ends originally had paper, they didn't have the embossed metal. It is 16 inches wide and about 12 inches tall at the highest part of the dome. It has the original interior, which shows wear, I will try and save what I can but may have to redo some of it. The original color on the metal was gold and red. This will be my first attempt at doing the two color paint. I've done some research and from what I've read I need to use an oil based paint for the first color when that has dried paint the surface again with a water based paint gently wiping it off before it dries to expose the first color. Any pointers on paint colors would be greatly appreciated, I would like to stay true to the colors that were originally used when this trunk was made. I went to the paint store and was overwhelmed with the many shades of red so walked away with no paint in hand. I've also seen it done with blue and gold which is very pretty. Suggestions on color shade as well as how to get the two tone paint done are truly welcomed.