Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meet Miss Maddie

I was inspired by some birds I saw while cruising Pinterest. Then while I was out
I found this wonderful southern belle hiding in a corner of a little antique shop. She must have been embarrassed by her dress being so dirty and banged up. I don't blame her.

I scooped her up and took her home.  She got set on a silver dish, then lifted upon a pedestal and of course glued together with E6000. There really is nothing better!


Next I needed to make her colors flow properly. I gave the whole thing a good coating of Frosted glass paint. This is clear but gives it tooth for the next coat to grab on to.
Once dry it was time to base coat the whole thing in an antique white.


 Now for the color. I choose a nice creamy brown (you know, whatever I had in the shelf) and watered it down a bit.


Next It got brushed all over and especially in the nooks and crannys of the whole piece. With paper towels ready, I wiped off the excess brown until I was satisfied with the proper amount showing.




Then she got a few slight gold highlights to add a bit of shimmer. Not too much, just a hint.


The final step was to give her a clear coat of UV Protection sealer. Now she holds her head high and sits in the shop waiting for someone else to find and love her. 


4 comments:

sonya said...

Wow, Amy! She is beautiful!! You should link up with White Wednesday and it will get you more people over to your blog-they would love it here! ;)Here is the link: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2012/02/white-wednesday-139.html
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Sonya

Stephanie said...

Nice job. She looks great.

Le Faded Fleur said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation! Nice Job, she's beautiful! Good job on the link up, it's kinda scary at first! :)

Kim said...

She's so beautiful, what a great find!! xo

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