Painting metal; steampunk
I've never really done any crafts so im not sure how to go about doing this so i figured id bring it up here.
I know i'm 8 months early but I wanted to get started now, on a project for halloween.
I randomly decided a few weeks ago i was visited by never good "good idea fairy" and i listened when i was told to by a unicycle by my awesome mind. Then I started riding it, realizing that i could probably get pretty decent at it pretty quickly. Then someone talked about halloween and I was thinking about what would be off the wall so i immediately though of the unicycle. Here, my mind went to steampunk, then it went to looking like abe lincoln while riding a unicycle. Then I realized that my boring chrome painted unicycle would hardly look Victorian, and that it would need a facelift.
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My issue is that I would like to spray paint it a brassy colour, and not ruin the unicycle. I just got back from the craft store, where they told me that my idea of wrapping saran wrap tightly around it would not work because the paint would just run off. They suggested wrapping canvas around it, but when they showed me the cost of canvas i let out a faint hearted laugh and said what if i were to wrap it in a paper or construction paper type material and paint that, but they turned that down because of the appearance it would give. But again, it is halloween and it wont be all that light out so I dont really see a huge requirement for detail.
Is there any way you guys could think of that will not ruin the unicycle?