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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Ya Know Those Ceramic Wahini Busts?
Ya Know Those Ceramic Wahini Busts?
Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1271
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:13 am   Permalink

Well, I found one for $4 and didn't much care for the paint work. Kinda literal and not that well done. This bust doesn't look so old, so I decided I would redo it.


First step was to put some Aurthur Lyman on the turntable and make up a Mai Tai. Then, cover the bust with some burnt sienna acrylic paint.


I let that dry a bit as I made my second Mai Tai... or was it my third? Then I worked in some burnt umber, darkening areas, including the hair, as the light of day begins to fade... time for just a few sips from the bottle of Cruzan Old Rum.


Adding some subtle coloring of cadium red to he flower and lips, and the result is ready to join my office collection. You may not, but I like it.




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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:28 am   Permalink

I like it a lot! You gave it some class.

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:34 am   Permalink

MUCH better!

 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1836
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:35 am   Permalink

Nice rich color! I like it!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-08-13 10:43 am   Permalink

Very nice, looks almost like bronze patina

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-08-13 10:50 am   Permalink

much better Bongo!

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1680
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2010-08-13 5:35 pm   Permalink

what you did to it looks cool, but my first reaction was Noooooooooooo!
but if you dont think its old or has any value then, much better.
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-08-13 6:54 pm   Permalink

I have one of those and think I paid around the same price. Looks great man!

Paul


 
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bananabobs
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 824
Posted: 2010-08-13 7:39 pm   Permalink

Dude!!! It's a shame that you have to be high to paint that well! (Just kidding)
You fixed that 100% I'm impressed.


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-08-14 04:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-13 17:35, Sophista-tiki wrote:
what you did to it looks cool, but my first reaction was Noooooooooooo!
but if you dont think its old or has any value then, much better.




I'm in tune with this sentiment. I had to think it through before the repainting. I regularly see this bust and the one of the young boy unpainted, or should I say, ready-to-paint. So if these are still being produced, I felt OK about changing what looked to me like some one's 2009 project.


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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-08-14 06:08 am   Permalink


what's cool is that it looks like a 3-d velvet painting, at least from this photo.....like it fell out of the canvas and into reality...




 
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