Miss O Restoration - Cabinet and Backbox
Scanning The Original Art
First step was to scan sections (A4 size) of the artwork through Photoshop and files saved as psd files - I used a flatbed scanner with the lid removed.
They were then edited in photoshop and printed on A4 Self Adhesive Photo Paper.
Using grease proof paper, trace the artwork onto it. This is used to align the artwork onto the cab later.
Next task was to remove the paint.
Removed all existing paint with paint stripper. Sanded back and repaired all dents, dings in wood ( I only use builders blog for major wood repairs - found it takes too long to dry and does'nt stick to the wood too good. I prefer to use Topcoat Gyprock filler - dries quick, relatively hard and easy to sand ). Applied 2 coats of primer / sealer / u/coat ( I used Taubmans 3 in 1 ) with a paint roller, then lightly fine sand. Next applied the White - 2 coats with paint roller ( I use Aqua Enamel - Dulux Antique white USA ) Paint info can be found here.
Applying The Stencils
Cut out and layed the printed scanned art ( A4 print paper ) over the cab / backbox and drew it onto the painted cab / backbox using a lead pencil ( This can be easily removed with a standard pencil eraser ).The grease proof paper tracing is now used for aligning the artwork
Cut out the printed self adhesive paper and used for masking
Applied Undercoat to edges to reduce paint bleed
Light Blue was applied by Roller. Left for 48 hrs to completely dry
Masked off, then Dark Blue was applied by Roller.