Remember my one dollar plaster cherub purchase from a while back?
Wooo! She was sporting the glam! Lots of pearly sheen and gold wings...a little too much bling bling for me and my home!
So this weekend it was time for a MakeUNDER! I had originally intended to use blog reader Paula's wonderful idea of distressing and painting her black. I went down and pulled out the aforementioned (prior post) old and decaying paint stash, but didn't find any black or burgundy or dark red...nor did I have any beeswax candles in the house.
But I DID find an unopened bottle of Patina Blue Antiquing Solution! EUREKA! I had an idea!
When I was at Michaels' getting the Tuscan Red paint for the Ransburg cookie jar ops, I also picked up a bottle of metallic copper paint.
I coated the lovely little cherub in copper paint, and then began the multiple layer application of the Patina Blue.
It took a while...but eventually...
the verdigris began to show!
I really like the way it turned out.
I sprayed it with a clear satin finish spray....
but that also came from the old and decaying paint stash, so not sure if it's doing it's job.
Once I got it hung up, it appeared that some of the verdigris was maybe lost in handling. So there may be one more layer of Patina Blue to be applied and perhaps I'll splurge on a new can of clear satin polyurethane spray!
I think the cherub deserves that. Don't you?