Saturday, 28 March 2015

Yesterday I felt a bit rusty.

Hi there thanks for stopping by.

I found a Huge (well 21") black plastic Buddha in a garden centre the other day.  I love Buddha's, ever since I was lucky enough to visit Bangkok in my twenties for three days. All those lovely temples, Buddha's and sunshine I just adored and of course, the smell of Jasmine in the air. Anyway I wanted my Buddha to look like rusty metal. So yesterday I set too it!


This is the black plastic I started with.


See he is a big boy!

This is how he looks now after a splish, splash, splosh of paint. (be prepared for lots of boring pictures, you might need a cup of coffee before you start)


Oh I did do a bit of dry brushing too, just to make the features pop out a bit.






On this shot you can see that the plastic was a bit damaged but, I rather liked that.




So now all I need to do is vanish him and find somewhere to put him in the garden, because there sure isn't anywhere to put him indoors!

That is all folks!

28 comments:

  1. Amazing, simply amazing Kathy!!

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  2. He's Great Kathy. You need to let us know your secret

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  3. Wow kathy. He looks so much better,what a transformation x

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  4. fantastic Kathy. we now have "almost" matching Buddhas :)
    although mine is now in the garden with bird poop and stuff on it as its next to the bird feeders.

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    1. Lol well I am sure mine will have bird poop on it pretty quickly thanks Louise x

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  5. Wow! Now the buddha looks like you've bought him at your twenties (:o) Great transformation xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you Elly, I am only 21 now you know ;) Lol. If you believe that you will believe anything!!

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  6. Gosh! Such an awesome alteration! Looks like the most beautiful rust I've ever seen! xx

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for visiting x

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  7. Funny thing when reading your post waiting for paint to Rust post my daughter said what's she on about lol .
    I just said magic !
    And it sure is Kathy what a fantastic job uou have done x

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    1. Oh what a nice thing to say thank you Lynn. x

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  8. An amazing transformation Kathy, I love him.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. That's so convincingly metal!! I love it!! Which garden shop did the Buddha come from? I thing I need to have a go myself!!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it was Homebase, but got it cheap as it was damaged!

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  10. Kathy ... this is fab work. such fun and a great job !
    Thanks for the comments and support for my blog ... appreciate it . x
    Eileen xx

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    1. Oh thank you Eileen, you are very kind to pop by thank you. x

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  11. This is fabulous love it Kathy!

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