Artistic Mannequin
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Artistic Mannequin

Add a metallic finish with a splash of patina to create a one-of-a-kind art piece.

Designed by Emma Parrott

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Sophisticated Finishes Blackened Bronze Metallic Surfacer
  • Sophisticated Finishes Patina Blue Antiquing Solution
  • Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution
  • Sophisticated Finishes Iron Metallic Surfacer
  • Loew Cornell┬« Wood Mannequin
  • Foam Brush, 1-inch
  • Spray Bottle
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Ivory Buttons, Your Choice
  • Copper Wire, 18 gauge
  • E-6000┬« Glue
  • Paint Palette
  • Paper (to protect work surface)

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Use brush to apply Blackened Bronze to entire mannequin. Apply and second coat and while paint is wet, spray on Patina Solution. Allow to dry.

Step: 2

Use scissors to remove shanks from back of buttons. Apply Iron highlights to buttons. Allow to dry 8 to 10 hours. Spray buttons with Rusting Solution.

Step: 3

Wrap wire around mannequin as shown in photo. Use glue to adhere buttons.


Apply Patina Solution to wet paint. Real patina reaction will begin in 10 - 15 minutes. Blackened Bronze will only react with Patina Blue Antiquing Solution.