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Painted head

It’s easy to turn a plain wooden souvenir head into a funky retro piece using a few Resene testpots.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 84

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, Paintbrushes, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Black, Resene Chalk Dust, Resene Jambalaya and Resene Toorak, Sandpaper, Wooden souvenir head

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

Other ideas: To retain the wood grain, stain the head with a colour from the Resene Colorwood range and finish off with three coats of Resene Aquaclear.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the wooden head and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the wooden head and allow two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the eyes with two coats of Resene Chalk Dust, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the mouth and irises with two coats of Resene Jambalaya, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the face and neck with two coats of Resene Toorak, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the hair, pupils and eyelashes with two coats of Resene Black, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint highlights in each eye with Resene Chalk Dust. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the head, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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