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Faux Metal Dipped Animal Figures

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

Faux Metal Dipped Animal Figures
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Faux Metal Dipped Animal Figures

designed by Crimson Duvall

Create these faux metal-dipped animals with Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™ and Chalky Finish paints.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Keepsake (ADC34)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Romance (ADC06)

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Gold (ADMMT02)

Other supplies

  • plastic animal (of choice in size and kind)
  • medium flat brush
  • medium round brush
  • makeup sponge
  • masking tape


  1. Find plastic animal figures in various sizes, shapes, and kinds.
    Step 0 Example
  2. For the first animal, paint its entire surface with Carbon using a medium flat brush. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. For the second animal, paint its entire surface with Keepsake. Allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. For the third animal, paint its entire surface with Romance and allow to dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. For a black animal, dot on Lace with the handle end of a paintbrush. Allow to dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. For a red animal, mask off the bottom half of the animal. (I chose to do the bottom half because my animal was a hippo.) Mask off an area for the last animal. (I chose to mask off the neck because mine was a giraffe.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a makeup sponge, dab on Gold Matte Metallic. Allow to dry. Paint on a second coat with a medium round brush. Allow to dry and remove tape.
    Step 6 Example
  8. If your animal is small enough, try dipping its head or feet directly into the Gold Matte Metallic paint jar. It is fun to experiment.
    Step 7 Example
  9. This project is a fun, metallic addition to any d├ęcor.
    Step 8 Example