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Thanks everyone! These were made of mostly off the shelf parts. I did an online search for Medusa wall plaques until I found something that fit. These are resin. A little heavy, but so much easier than trying to make them. The frames were on clearance from Hobby Lobby and originally held chalk boards. The skull at the bottom is from Walmart and I simply used a Dremel to cut off the back and do relief cuts on the sides to fit the frame profile. The plaque itself is EPS foam that I shaped with a Hot Wire Foam Factory freehand router and carved with a Dremel. The coating is a Bronze B metal paint and a Tiffany Green patina from Sculpt Nouveau http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ images(3).jpg IMG_20150310_172117_hdr.jpg IMG_20150314_145156_hdr.jpg IMG_20150314_151058_hdr.jpg IMG_20150316_150023_hdr.jpg IMG_20150319_134450.jpg IMG_20150320_120237.jpg
 

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Jack,

I just sent you a pm, but now see I answered the wrong question. Anything you would like to know, feel free to ask.
 

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Something I forgot to mention, you'll notice in one of the pictures that the plaque was very green. I decided to tone it down for the look I wanted and sprayed them with a couple of coats of a Clear Guard UV protective coating from http://www.sculptnouveau.com They offer two formulas. One is the Normal and the other is California safe. The Normal brings down the green quite as bit. The CA safe "EF" version still brought the green down, but not as much. It's just something you'll have to experiment with on a test piece.
 

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Great info, and thanks! I'm intrigued by the dry brush iron coating you mention. Is this the type you used? http://www.sculptnouveau.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=42#skus I was thinking "Type B" sounds good. So it actually creates a metal coating, to which you can paint the patina finish? It really looks amazing. Thanks again!
 

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Great info, and thanks! I'm intrigued by the dry brush iron coating you mention. Is this the type you used? http://www.sculptnouveau.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=42#skus I was thinking "Type B" sounds good. So it actually creates a metal coating, to which you can paint the patina finish? It really looks amazing. Thanks again!
Yes, those are the metal coatings. Apply a coat, let it set up, then apply a second coat. Immediately after spray with your chosen patina. The longer it sets, the more oxidation you get. Sculpt Nouveau has many videos on YouTube that are definitely worth watching. Once I got started, I found it a fairly quick and easy process.
 
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