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Gold face plaque

Transform a plain terracotta wall plaque into a fabulous piece of garden art with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 62

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, ‘Knead-it’ epoxy resin (exterior), latex glove, paintbrush, piece of galvanised wire, Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Bullion and Resene Porsche, sandpaper, terracotta wall plaque.

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Green Pea.

Other ideas: For a bright metallic blue effect, paint the plaque with a basecoat of Resene Optimist followed by two topcoats of Resene Yeehaa.

Step 1
Step one
Wearing a latex glove, mix two pieces of ‘Knead-it’ following manufacturer’s recommendations.
Step 2
Step two
To make a hanging device, fix the piece of wire to the back of the terracotta wall plaque with the two pieces of ‘Knead-it’, as shown. Allow ‘Knead-it’ to harden.
Step 3
Step three
Repeat step one and then use the mixed ‘Kneadit’ to fill any cracks or imperfections in the front of the wall plaque. Allow ‘Knead-it’ to harden.
Step 4
Step four
Sand ‘Knead-it’ smooth with sandpaper and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the front and back of the face plaque and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the front of the face plaque and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Bullion to the front of the face plaque and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Bullion to the front of the face plaque and allow two hours to dry.

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