This instructable will show you how to make (almost) anything look like old ivory or bone. The technique I have used is also called distressing. I am distressing (you might want to call it a creative hacking) my beloved Kymera Wand. If you don't know what this is, have a look here www.thewandcompany.com/index.html . If you already know what it is, it's possible that you might have bought a Kymera, or had one bought for you, or if you are very lucky you might even have won one here on Instructables, in their great Christmas competition. However you got one, hacking a $90 gadget takes some guts, but I think the result speaks for itself and you end up taking something original and turning it into something completely unique.

You will need:

One Kymera Wand (or any other gadget you would like to distress)
Ivory (or cream) coloured mat spray paint
Light brown spray paint
600-800 grade wet and dry emery paper
A thin paint brush
A small amount of black acrylic paint
Some black shoe polish and a polishing brush
Masking tape

Step 1: Take out batteries

Make sure that the wand is clean and free of any greasy fingerprints by wiping it down with a damp kitchen paper towel. Don't immerse it in water, or use running water.

Dry it off and then remove the battery door and take out the batteries, put them all in a safe place, where you can't get any paint on them by accident.

Those wands are too cool! <br>Love the job you did on the distressing... <br>It would have never occurred to me to use shoe polish! <br>Since I mainly do steampunk-inspired projects that are meant to look like they are far from new, I'm very interested in various distressing/aging tricks and techniques... an I must say I love this way of emulating ivory! <br>(Also I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter series... though I'm behind on watching the movies!)
It looks fantastic. Great job! Thanks for posting this. I shall order a Kymera Wand immediately!&nbsp; :)<br />
thank you, I enjoyed doing it<br />
Looks very good<br />
thx<br /> <br />

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