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!!
I loved making this manikin and it will sit in my newly decorated bathroom when it gets done. I
Ten Seconds Studio VerDay Paint and VerDay Patina
• 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