Sunday, May 10, 2009

Color Change


It's amazing how much a little paint can change the beauty of an old horseshoe. I'm making a home-made horshoe game to play when we're at the beach. I got a box of 25 clean used horseshoes off of ebay for $4. Sadly, they were kind of boring...and a little discolored, so I decided to spray paint them, and WHOA! What a CHANGE! Much more fun and exciting!

socc, added border in photoshop.

11 comments:

Katy said...

Melanie, wow, this is super cool! I love everything about it- awesome horseshoes!!! I also like your new watermark, very pretty! Would you tell me how you did the border in PS? I'm not sure how to do that yet!

Great job!

Melanie said...

Thanks Katy! it's super easy. just change the background to the color you want your border to be, then go EDIT - Canvas size and enter the measurements you want. I typically do .25 (INCHES) - .5, and then to make a more bold statement, a 1" final black border. If you need more help, let me know!

Breezi said...

Nice Job Melanie! I love the colors and your new watermark. :)

Mindy said...

Fun and colorful! I like the way the paint glistens!

Janelle said...

What a fun idea! Great photo. I love colors.

Candace said...

I love it! The rainbow effect of the colors is awesome!

Teryn said...

What a great way to spice up a classic game. I love it! I love the bright colors and great settup for the shot. Well done. (plus, you can't get better than $4- fantastic!)

Rachel H. said...

very fun idea! I LOVE IT! And I love all the colors in this one. SO cool!

Blake said...

new age art! horseshoes never looked so good.

Rachel H. said...

Oh, and I LOVE your new watermark! So discreet--but still there! LOVE IT! You are doing a great job, and I hope you know it!

Katy said...

Melanie, I never thanked you for teaching me how to do the border, thanks so much, that was really easy instruction- I love it!!!!!