Hope y'all don't mind the format of this post. I thought it might be fun. I've got it in my head to try once again with some flames on a mailbox and since my camera and computer are right here next to my airbrushes, I'll post and update as I go along today. As always, feel free to tell me what I'm doing wrong. I'm totally making this up as I go along. It all started earlier this morning. I have an old mailbox that's been painted and sanded and repainted a couple times that's been gathering dust under my desk for several months. I had started a different project on it and got discouraged and set it aside which leads me to my first observation. Public Service Announcement - Don't wrap something in frisket and then leave it for several months. It sticks like crazy and makes a lot of noise when you try to pull it off which will wake your wife up at 5 am on Saturday morning and that's generally a bad thing. It also left some goo spots behind that I couldn't remove, so I ended up sanding the whole thing down. Bless whoever invented 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper! Anyway, I don't know if this is a great surface to paint on or not, but it's what I've got so I used it. Black appliance enamel in a rattle-can applied in the only sunny place I've got this early in the morning. The temp is marginal this morning (about 50 degrees F) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll dry and give a base I can paint on. Speaking of fingers, why can't someone invent a rattle can that doesn't leak? In addition to the mailbox, I've also painted the end of my finger that held the button down. Grrrr.... And on the subject of flames, this isn't my first try. My first try was this one which was followed by my second attempt. I didn't like either of them enough to put in front of the house, but my third attempt I thought was interesting and it's on the post now. I'm hoping today's effort can replace it. The mailbox is almost dry, so stay tuned for the next step which will involve masking tape and X-acto knives!