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tehutiJanuary 28, 2011

Since I was in a hurry I didn't let the paint dry between stages. I will wait for an hour or so and coat this mushroom with polyurethane. This project was completed in about 45 minutes.

1. Starting with an older mushroom made of a cement and perlite mix.

2. I started by spray painting with a light green paint.

3. A few areas were painted with a second shade of green

4. Cracks and crevasse were painted with yellow acrylic paint

5. Before the yellow could dry I whiped the mushroom with a damp cloth

6. The first coat of transparent stain

7. Although out of focus I added a little glitter

8. Second coat of transparent stain

9. Finished

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marylee_2010

That is an awesome tutorial. You explained it so perfectly. I love the finished product. Thank you so much for sharing. - Marylee

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 7:18PM
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jeannespines

Wonderful! All those steps make an original 'shroom! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 9:56PM
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sunnyca_gw

Sure looks good for a quickie job or even if it took a long time. You are good with color & always seem to choose ones that make your art look so natural. Jan

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 12:12AM
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shrillmtb

Amazing transformation! That transparent stain really changes the look, and I love that you used glitter for extra sparkle. Thanks for sharing your process...now I just have to wait for the snow to melt to reveal my mushrooms so I can pretty them up a bit!

Sheryll

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 10:18AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wonderful new color and finish.
Kathy

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 9:02AM
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