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Commanding Bust and Ombre Stand in Metallics

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

Commanding Bust and Ombre Stand in Metallics
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Commanding Bust and Ombre Stand in Metallics

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Combine metallics on a bust and stand for an elegant accent to a bookcase with Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™ .

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Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Pewter (ADMMT05)
  • Sapphire Blue (ADMMT12)
  • Warm Copper (ADMMT15)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Persimmon (DA293)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • Uniform Blue (DAO86)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • E6000 Glue
  • candlestick
  • paintbrushes
  • bust (flea market find)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps and coats.

  1. Paint the bust in Persimmon.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the bust in Warm Copper.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the bottom section of the candlestick in Uniform Blue and the top section in True Blue, blending where they meet.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Cover the Uniform Blue area in Pewter.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cover the True Blue area in Sapphire Blue. Blend the area where the Pewter and Sapphire Blue meet, creating an ombre effect, by layering the colors over each other until they blend seamlessly.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Adhere the bust to the candlestick using E6000 Glue.
    Step 5 Example