Making Silver Paint

What colors of paint do you mix to get silver? I want to make some silver bells from a stamp for Christmas cards.

Angie from Lily, WI

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

Wouldn't it be easier to buy a small can of silver paint from a craft store or hardware store? I think you could also obtain silver paint from a hobby store. They have small vials of paint for the folks who build model airplanes, etc.

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

You can buy silver paint.

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Angie, You might try embossing powder. It is very easy to use. Just stamp with your inked stamp, then pour powder over the stamp, knock any extra (save for reuse!), heat over toaster or use a heat gun, if you have it. You will find a lovely raised silver finish on your card. Just a thought.

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

Yes, I agree buying it ready made makes the most sense. Metallic paints are made of all kinds of exotic materials like ground up dried fish scales and stuff that would be difficult to buy. If you have left over iridescent eye shadow and clear paint base(Polymer medium) you could mix them, but that probably would cost more than the paint. Londa

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

Silver would be nearly impossible to mix, since it isn't really a color, but a "metal." Unlike green or brown which could be mixed relatively easily, you would have to buy special products making it almost cost prohibitive. It would be much easier to just buy the paint. If you can't afford to spend any extra money at this time, try painting them gold (you can mix a deep yellow) and use some golden glitter, or simply paint them a color. White on a dark background would provide an intense contrast.

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

You can make silver by mixing a tiny bit of black with white. It will not sparkle like true silver. You can add pure white highlights as "sparkle" or rub a glue stick over the bells after the paint is dry and then dust with glitter or sparkle dust.

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you for all the tips. I guess I will just have to buy some and I am also considering embossing powder. Thanks Have a good day.

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October 3, 20080 found this helpful

Craft paint sells at walmar for less that a dollar for a small bottle. If you just want the glitter look, go to the dollar store and get very fine glitter and mix it with white glue.

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