Thursday, January 10, 2013
Ombre Madonna - Handmade Christmas
Start by brushing acrylic paint on with a bigger, fairly stiff brush. Get in all the cracks. I chose this lovely deep blue/purple because of the symbolic implications that surround the Virgin Mary and the color blue.
Also, a tip I learned while doing it: do as few layers as possible, because the paint will thicken and cover up the fine details with more layers. Let each layer dry completely and drying time usually takes a few hours, depending on the environment and the kind of paint.
Tip: These bisque statues are usually always at thrift stores for pretty cheap. Pick some up and paint them all at once.