This African art bronze ceramic figurine is hand painted in a three step process to achieve a beautiful professional faux finished bronze art piece. I then finished the bronze sculpture with a coat of matte sealer for protection and durability.
PAINTING | SEALER :: Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish :: An Amazon reviewer stated she had issues w/ various water-based poly brands, even the flattest poly was too shiny, went on unevenly & was tacky days later. She found this & said the quality was "OUTSTANDING," went on 100x better than regular poly, dried so smooth, she didn't have to sand btwn coats, had NO SHINE, NO BRUSH MARKS & the final product looked like pro work, not a home job (& was able to varnish 4 large pieces of furniture)!
Keep your kids busy this spring break! Just did this craft with wide age range of kids. All LOVED it!! Ordered tiny drop bottles off Amazon, they worked great for the alcohol. Notice in the pictures that the marker is really solid in the corners, gives better results with lots of ink. Dries in about 10 minutes, then I sprayed with gloss sealer. Do this Project!!! xo laura. For more fun ideas visit http://mytimefriends.com
Removing Wood Grain Texture -How to get a nice smooth finish when painting cabinets or furniture that has a strong wood grain. Part 1 of a 2 part series on painting oak cabinets bought off of craigslist.