Ciao! I’m back again with another faux “old” project. I truly love vintage decor, and it’s so exciting too be able to create my own “antiques”.
I adore the dress form trend, so I was thrilled to find a huge 17 inch paper mache mannequin form at Consumer Crafts. There are so many ways you can dress it up, and I decided to make mine look like a sculpture. Do you love it? It’s not hard to make! Here’s how to make your own faux metal bust.
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am a member of their design team.
- Paper Mache Display Mannequin
- Wood Candlestick
- Wood Circle Cut Out
- Round Wood Plaque
- Paint: white, black and venetian gold
- Glaze: DecoArt’s Renaissance Brown
- DecoArt’s Texture Crackle
To make your own beautiful faux metal jewelry stand:
Step one: Paint the mannequin white.
Step two: Spread the texture paste on the form. It will crackle as it dries.
Step three: Paint over the crackle texture with the gold paint.
Step four: When it’s dry, brush the glaze over the paint. Work in sections and try to get the glaze in the cracks. Use a dry cloth the wipe off the glaze. This technique deepens the gold color and highlights the crackle finish.
Step five: Paint the wood pieces black and glue together to form the stand.
Step six: Glue the mannequin to the base. I decided to finish off my completed project with Krylon’s clear glaze spray, because I have lots of tiny hands in my house that will try to manhandle my display stand.
I thought I would use this project as a jewelry holder, but it looks so nice that I’m using it as home decor. It makes a striking accent piece, and, who knows, when I’m ready to redecorate I might finally use it to hold my necklaces!