I was motivated by this thread this spring. I set up an old easy-up in the shop, because it was too cold to paint outside. Did the plastic and filter trick, with an exhaust fan blowing the fumes out a walk in door. Very low budget paint job and I think it came out great.
After the body work, I used duplicolor high build primer. Then I laid down a silver base, glitter blast gold flake, then metal X gold/yellow candy. All of the color and flake was spray bomb. After I had the flake down, I buried it with a urethane clear using a harbor freight spray gun. Waited a day, blocked it out and taped off the scallop design. Then laid down a very dark charcoal metallic for the scallop base color. Let that flash off, then wrapped in lace and sprayed some black. A few more coats of urethane clear, wetsand and polished it out.
Turned out pretty damn good for what it is. Most people see it and don't believe that it's rattle can. By the way, this was my first time ever using a spray gun also.
In the sun this thing has crazy sparkle. And the lace turned out just how I wanted. From 5-10 feet away the scallop just looks black, but when the sun catches it, you can just see the lace.