Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chef Pierre

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.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Have a great day.
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12 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

He looks worlds better. Awesome job.

Anne said...

Maggie,
He is smiling! You did a great job on his transformation!
xx
Anne

Shabby Gr8 Dane said...

What a difference, I like him with his new attire. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie

NanaDiana said...

Oh- He's a honey! Love his new clothes! xo Diana

Sarah said...

Chef Pierre is darling. I like his new look!
Hope you are feeling better. I've had a good time tonight visiting all you post from Paris. Love seeing your photos.

T!na said...

I really love his new look. You did a great job.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think Chef Pierre is so much happier when he looks in the mirror now!

Pat C. said...

I am so confused.: ( Did Chef Luigi become Chef Pierre, or are they two different chefs?

xoxo

Bliss said...

Serving up flowers to his beloved.

~Bliss~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, what a difference, Maggie! I think he looks much better with his makeover!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your chef! The paint made a big difference! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Isabelle Thornton said...

Super cool!!!!!
Thanks so much for linking!!!
Gros bisous