After taping off the design, powder is sprayed all over the piece. The powder and the piece are oppositely charged so it sticks. Hint: use a better mask than you see here.
After about 5 minutes of bake time, the powder reaches its flow point and becomes liquid and shiny before hardening into a shell.
High-temperature, flexible tape and foil is used to mask the piece for the design. An x-acto helps clean up any errant specks.
The oils on your fingers will create flaws in the finish, both at the beginning of the process and the end if the piece has not fully cooled.
Because the piece is charged, small spaces allow for Faraday Cages where the powder won't stick. A powder coating gun with two voltage settings resolved this here.
The powder is non-toxic and the remnants can be swept away.