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Metallic buddha statue

Combine Resene crackle effect with Resene metallic paint to transform a plain Buddha statue into a real work of art.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 16

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: 25mm Resene paintbrush, ornamental Buddha statue (ours was an inexpensive garden statue made from heavy duty plastic), Resene Crackle Effect, Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) tinted to Resene Isobar, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Black, Resene Qristal Clear Poly-Gloss, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, sandpaper, small wooden plinth or box, square of black velvet material, turpentine (for washing brush).

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Jive.

Other ideas: Create a more textured look by applying a coat of Resene Sandtex mediterranean effect to the statue between steps one and two.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the statue to provide a ‘key’ and apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer using a 25mm paintbrush. Allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Black to the statue and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Crackle Effect to the statue and allow to dry. Note: the thicker you apply the Crackle Effect, the larger the cracks will be.
Step 4
Step four
Stir the Resene Enamacryl Metallic paint (now Resene FX Metallic) with a flat wooden stirrer – this ensures even distribution of the metallic particles throughout the paint.
Step 5
Step five
Starting at the head, apply one generous coat of Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) Isobar to the statue using the 25mm paintbrush.
Step 6
Step six
Gradually work your way down the statue until the entire surface is covered with Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) Leave to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Qristal Clear Poly-Gloss to the statue and allow to dry. Wash the brush out in turps.
Step 8
Step eight
Position the wooden plinth or box and cover with black velvet material, then stand the Buddha in position.

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