Let me introduce you to Chef Pierre. I have had him for awhile and he came painted like a regular figurine that looked more like Chef Luigi. I didn't like something about his skin coloring so I changed his whole look. You can see Luigi at the end of the post.
I've done this finish before, but this time I used a glaze to shade him instead of dark wax. I think it worked just as well and I didn't have to get the gloves and the wax out.
To start out, I sprayed Luigi with gray primer. I came back and dry brushed some gesso on him. The photo above is the primer with just the gesso. Then I dry brushed him with Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. Just a light dry brushing. By this time, he was clearly becoming Pierre. Next I took some Americana Glazing Medium that I purchased at Jo-Ann's in the acrylic craft paint section. I mixed three parts glaze, one part Burnt Umber acrylic craft paint and a couple drops of water. If you are in doubt, follow the directions on the glazing medium. In the creases of Pierre's hat and coat, etc., I used a little extra Burnt Umber in the mix and shaded in the crevices. I'll finish him with a clear coat to seal him.
In the above photo you can see the dry brushing of the Duck Egg Blue.
Now he goes with a lighter decorating palette. His pan was kind of a rusted metal so I gave that the same treatment. The below pic is of Luigi as he started out.
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