Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ten Second Studio Guest Designer for April

Today I am going to share a project I made as guest designer for Ten Second Studios (TSS) using the VerDay line of metal paints.

I had bought an old manikin bust at Micheal’s a while back and when I was chosen as a guest designer I decided to try out the paints on the bust. I first glued the manikin bust to a 3 inch tall glass candle holder to give it some height then painted the whole thing with the bronze VerDay Paint. I allowed it to cure overnight then dry brushed the VerDay Patina on and was so surprised when it actually came out looking like a bronze bust!! I don’t know why I was so surprised because I had been watching Cheryl and Megan with their TT videos but I was surprised none the less!

After letting it set for another day or two I sprayed it with a spray sealer to give it an aged patina and to preserve the turquoise color the VerDay Patina gave it.

The flower on the shoulder is made using Stampin’ Up! (SU) Fabric, rhinestone brads, and the SU flower die for the Big Shot. The blue flower ribbon on the bottom of the manikin and on the fabric flower is from the Tim Holtz Ideology line. Lace is from my craft room stash as is the beaded necklace chain and gems that I bought the at Michaels a while ago.

I love the patina on the candle holder base. Who would think it was a cheapo $1 glass candle holder from Dollar Tree!!

Patina on the hips… Wish chocolate looked this good on mine!!

Artsy angles

I loved making this manikin and it will sit in my newly decorated bathroom when it gets done. I spent less then $10 total to make this project using only stash out of my craft room and altering it with the VerDay. How can I put a price on it though when I had a blast making it.

Materials List:

Ten Seconds Studio VerDay Paint and VerDay Patina
Stampin’ Up!
• Fabric,
• flower die for the Big Shot
• rhinestone brad
Tim Holtz Ideology Trimmings flower ribbon
Manikin and jewels from Micheal's.
Candle Holder from Dollar Tree
Lace from my stash


  1. What a fantastic project!! I love it it really does look bronze, and the colour choice of the material is just Perfect... Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x No11

  2. This looks great! Yeah, I wish chocolate looked so good on me too! ;-)

    I'd love to do an ATC swap with you!!! My email is


  3. I am with you on the chocolate comment, had me chuckling out loud!

  4. Vickie, this looks incredible - you could sell it for $$$$ (I'd say ££££'s but you'd probably prefer $!)I love the base too, it looks totally "real". The decoration is gorgeous, I LOVE the large flower.

  5. Neat project Vickie - I love it (would fit in my bathroom too!!) Reminds me I must get on with te body form I strated before Christmas! Never enough time - TFS Happy WOYWW Cindy #67

  6. LOVE this, so pretty, and you did a fantastic job! #44, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina and wishing you a Happy Easter :)

  7. Wow Vickie, that is AWESOME!!!!! I LOVE the effect you've got on this - you've done a superb job and created a real work of art. I would love to try something like this!! I love vintage metal, rust, patina, etc. etc. I've got some patina rub n' buff as well as the usual metalic ones, and you get really good effects with this.

    This is soooo beautiful!!


  8. Geat project idea! I do have to USE my paints, you made it look so easy!

  9. wow, that dress form looks awesome. Absolutely awesome.

  10. Hello!

    Congratulations on being a guest designer - your project is lovely! It sounds like you really enjoyed the process of your creation! Wishing you a sunshine day!


    Barbara Diane

  11. looks like a sculpture and not a manikin from Michael's!! kewl!!!

     care for those age’d until the end

  12. Wow, that is amazing Vickie. Love how it turned out and the colours you used. I agree, if only chocolate looked that good on us, life would be wonderful, lol. Hugs, Shaz xx


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