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Angelus Tutorials: Hand Painted Gaming Headset

While you're probably familiar with all the ways Angelus Paint can be used to create custom leather pieces, from wallets to sneakers, Angelus Paint can also be used on other materials, like plastic. This custom gaming headset is the perfect example of just what you can do.

Follow these steps to create your own.

Supplies:

-Masking tape

-Detail knife

-Deglazer

-Sandpaper

-Spray paint primer

-Graphite Paper

-Angelus 2-Hard

-Angelus Mirco Detail Paint Brush Set

-Angelus Paint

-Matte 4-Coat

 

1. Prep

Taping is the first step, especially when you're going to be using an airbrush and there might be some overspray. Use masking tape to cover any areas you don't want painted. This includes any buttons you don't want painted, which can be covered with a piece of tape and then cut out using a detail knife.

2. Deglaze

Once the surface you want to paint is the only thing exposed use some deglazer to prepare the surface by applying it with a cotton ball.

3. Sand

To make sure the paint properly adheres to the plastic lightly sand and add a light coat of white spray paint primer.

4. Apply the design

For this tutorial we're using graphite paper to transfer the design to the surface of each headphone. Just take the design you want to use, like this sketch of a cobra, place it over the graphite paper and place that on top of the surface. When you trace around the design it will be transferred to the headphones. 

5. Paint

When painting on plastic be sure to add Angelus 2-Hard to your paint, then paint your design. Brushes like those in the Angelus Mirco Detail Paint Brush Set can be great when painting fine details, like the ones in this design. For this design each headphone gets painted with a cobra design and the metal plate like grid background on the cobra extends to the headband. Flat black around the headphones gives these a finishing touch.

6. Finishing

To finish and protect your design use Matte 4-Coat for a scratch resistant clear coat. 

More Custom Tutorials

If you want to see more custom tutorials like this one, make sure to subscribe to the Angelus YouTube channel to learn tips and techniques.

Also, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and check out our online store to grab the materials you need to create your own custom designs!