anyway, it's pretty simple, just use painter's tape to tape off the handle of your spoon. then use primer on the part you want to paint. if you're going for the ombre look, i think it helps to mix all your paint before hand just to make sure you get the gradient right so you don't have to paint multiple coats (like what i did). when i was done painting, i did some light sanding to give it more of an aged look. then put on some sealant and you're done!! of course make sure everything you use is non-toxic especially the sealant.