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Metallic bust

It’s easy to turn a plain mannequin bust into a metallic masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 75

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, damp cloth, mannequin bust, paintbrush, Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) tinted to Resene Spark, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Domino, Resene paint stirrer, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Milk Punch.

Other ideas: For a subtle grey/green metallic effect paint the mannequin bust with one coat of Resene Raptor and two coats of Resene Magnetic.

Step 1
Step one
Wipe the mannequin bust clean with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Lightly sand the mannequin bust to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 3
Step three
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the mannequin bust and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Domino to the mannequin bust and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully stir the Resene Enamacryl (now Resene FX Metallicl) with a paint stirrer.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Spark to the mannequin bust and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Spark to the mannequin bust. Again, allow two hours to dry.

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