The figures: A Kinder Surprise toy of Getafix (from the Asterix comic books) and two Clue Master Detective figurines, Colonel Mustard and Prince Azure.I really like how Getafix turned out. He looks like something from Discworld.
The base: bits of chipboard, painted pink-ish to simulate the stone base of the statue I'm replicating for my client.
Primer coat: cheap rattle-can black from Home Depot.
Base coat: FolkArt Sap Green, mixed with a bit of DecoArt Rich Espresso metallic and a few drops of black craft paint. Thinned with a little Windsor & Newton Flow Improver.
Patina: DecoArt Desert Turquoise, thinned with a little flow improver and a lot of distilled water. (I tried using alcohol, as per a couple online instructions, but I ended up with the alcohol fusing with the pigment and making a horrible phlegmy blob in the bottom of the bottle.) I gave the statues two coats of patina, making sure a lot of it settled into the folds and crevices of the figures.
Friday, December 25, 2015
The Statue Got Me High, Part 2
I think I have the colors just right now...