It went okay.
I wanted to make something that looked worn and aged, so I initially spray painted the skateboard silver, then spray painted it again with a layer of black. To get the look I was looking for, I started sanding at the board with superfine sandpaper. That was slow, time consuming and didn’t produce the look I wanted. A week later I bought some grittier paper and went at it, getting the nice scratches I was looking for.
Unfortunately, I feel like the end result is nothing more than okay. Maybe it will grow on me, but I feel like there could’ve been more detail. But it is very tricky to work with spray paint and couldn’t quite figure out how to finesse gradients out of those cans without screwing it up. Bah.