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Garden animal

It’s fun to turn a plain ceramic animal into a colourful creation with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 131

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need:

Paint a pink seal
Baby seal in pink
Or paint a blue seal
Another idea: paint it blue

Top tip: If your ceramic animal is shiny, lightly sand it first and use Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer instead of Resene Acrylic Undercoat.

Here's another idea: This baby seal was painted with a Resene testpot of Resene Half Resolution Blue.

Step 1
Step one
Carefully clean the ceramic animal with a damp sponge and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Acrylic Undercoat to the ceramic animal and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Cabaret to the ceramic animal and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply a second coat of Resene Cabaret to the ceramic animal and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint two eye shapes using Resene Alabaster and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint two round shapes, as shown, using Resene Havelock Blue and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint the eye details and the inside of the mouth using Resene Nero and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint a small dot on each eye using Resene Alabaster and allow to dry. How cool is that!

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