Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aging a Statue-Artemis


Awhile back I bought a bust of Artemis and knew I wanted to age it.  
Before:
For me, the statue is too white and all the same and I wanted to make her look older and aged.  I got out some dark wax and hemp oil and started to paint her.  Since the bust is porous the oil helped the wax penetrate and give the statue an aged look.  I wiped off and excess and was done.  This transformation took about 5 minutes and she now looks great! 












This is the second Artemis statue I have aged in the past 6 months. (Post -HERE )

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16 comments:

  1. great job of aging the girl. wondering what you will be doing with her and hoping to see a post about it in the future.

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    1. Thank you-I have a show coming up and I am going to sell her and the other ones I have aged.

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  2. You not only added aging, but I love the character your treatment added.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-Artemis needed some character!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I wish I could age so well!

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  4. It's hard to make Artemis prettier, but you did it! I love the aging-it looks so natural. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison-it was a very easy project and I like those kind!

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  5. It turned out beautiful! Visiting from G'day linky party and now following!

    ciao!!

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    1. Thank you Fabiana-this was a very easy project with a big change!

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  6. Wow, it looks so much better, and sounds really easy. Visiting from Say G'day Saturday...

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    1. Thank you Meredith-it was very easy and I agree she looks so much better now!

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