Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lady of Spring

When I visited Atelier De Campagne a few weeks ago,  I went with my Parisian Friend.  She loves to go junking with me and we always go to the container sales together.  She loves visiting Atelier De Campagne because she is reminded of home and sees many things that she remembers from growing up in Paris.  She bought a beautiful large cement statue called  Le Printemps that day.  We called her the Lady of Spring.  When she brought the statue home it was very black and dirty since it had been outside for a long time.  After scrubbing at the statue she had discolored it, and it looked bad so she brought Le Printemps to me.  I can not find the before picture, but here is a similar statue. 
The Lady of Spring was very blotchy and orangey from the scrubbing and this was not the look for my friend.  She needed Le Printemps to be lovely again. D.D. to the rescue.  I painted it with  The Urban Rooster  chalky paint in Marshmallow Cream and then using tung oil and dark wax I aged her.  My Friend was so happy to have the lovely lady back! 







20 comments:

  1. She turned out beautiful! Now you need a super hero cape! "D.D. To the Rescue" :) great job, love it!

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    1. Thank you Cindy-maybe I should ask for a cape for Mothers Day! ha ha

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  2. Darielle, it is such a beautiful statue. Your wax application is applied just perfectly. Great job in making her up!
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-she needed some help and had good bones!

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  3. You certainly worked your magic, she's beautiful!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-she is pretty now!

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-she was a good buy for my friend-she is large and very heavy!

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  5. Beautiful job aging this gorgeous statue - your friend must have been thrilled with the results!

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    1. Thank you Marie-my friend was thrilled, she thought she had ruined the Spring maiden with her scrubbing.

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  6. Do you have that on your resume? Restoration? If you don't, you should.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I suppose I need a resume-ha ha ha just a fun hobby!

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  7. I can only imagine what she looked like before, but she is gorgeous now!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-she was getting pretty bad with the scrubbing my friend gave her.

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  8. How wonderful it looks now. I have a whole story in my head about the model and the artist and how it was made. Very inspiring.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I would love to hear the story!

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  9. Such beautiful inspiration. This really came out so pretty. Happy Mom's Day.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-my friend was happy and that's what mattered to me!

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  10. She's lovely. You did a great job. I've never heard of Urban Rooster so I had to look them up. BTW, I saw your link at the party hosted by Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  11. A takie popiersie to moje mzrzenie

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