I absolutely love the idea of bringing a bit of neon into my wardrobe. It’s not going to be anytime soon that I have the butt that looks good in a pair of neon green skinny jeans so I’m leaning more toward bright, neon accessories. But when I find something I like the price is outrageous because of the trend.
Well the good news is that I just so happened to get really sick a while back ago and put on medication that made me “loopy”. Couple that with the fact that I have Ebay on my cellphone and the packages of random crap started a’ flowing a few weeks later.
One day this little treasure came in the mail in a tiny package from China. Neat, but I’m so not into fake gold. Real gold? Heck yes! Obviously fake gold? Not so much.
So since it was something I couldn’t see myself wearing as is, I figured it was bound for a little experiment. I had previously used fingernail polish to update pendant but this thing covers a lot more space than that and I wasn’t looking forward to sucking in the fumes from the lacquer for that long. And let’s face it, if I didn’t mind the smell I’d actually paint my fingernails more often than I do.
So I sprayed with three coats of neon paint left over from the funky neon apothecary jar I did a while back and then realized I was out of spray polyurethane. Apparently I seal stuff up a lot because that can had nothing left to give. So I instead painted on Mod Podge and I’m not really happy with the results, so I’d definitely recommend using the spray.
And just because sometimes I see a neon DIY where the color looks so neon as to be faked, I took a pic with my pasty, pasty hand. Perhaps that is cheating as my pallor may have helped make it look fairly bright too, but what can you do? Happy Hump Day!