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Mom nicho by fleurnoirea Mom nicho by fleurnoirea
Tin nicho painted with acrylics, with modern milagros, paper and clay flowers. Also with battery operated candle. Face blurred for privacy.
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello your work was featured in this article about Dia de los Muertos :)
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razz93 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
This is really beautiful.
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fleurnoirea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
It is the moisture of the acrylic that causes them to rust. It's a bummer to have to prime them first but it makes sense.
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
I'm really excited to see this....it's excellent---so beautiful & charming. :blackrose:
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fleurnoirea Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Thank you so much for your nice comments. My mother passed away and this is really a memorial nicho for her.

I really like your Esqueleto Birth and the Our Lady retablo. Really nice and wonderful!
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
It's a lovely memorial for her. :heart:
Thank you for noticing my stuff. I am new to making retablos, but I plan on making more. They are so personal and have such beautiful symbolism behind them.
I hope you don't mind me asking, does craft acrylic paint work for the tin, or does something else work better?
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fleurnoirea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Thank you for your comment. I am still devastated by her death. :raincloud:

I first spray the nichos with a white or black rustoleum spray paint (I find that if you don't spray them first, there can be little rust spots that can come through the acrylic paint). Then I use acrylic paints - both artist acrylics and craft acrylics. It really depends on the thickness of the paint, which you don't want too thick. My husband used to paint miniatures for war gaming and acrylics for miniatures work really well - great consistency. If I can be of any other help to you, please let me know. :batty:
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I am so sorry about your Mom. :heart: :frog: :rose:

Thanks for the tip on painting the nichos....I guess it's just the moisture from the acrylic paint that causes them to rust??
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