I get these metal wall art pieces from Beyond Borders. They are hand made in Haiti from recycled oil barrels. I love supporting these artisans in Haiti - and their work is absolutely beautiful! You can read more about them here.
Mr. Lizard is about 34 inches long.
Before applying MMME paints and patinas to a metal object, it is important to prime it first! The activators will interact with the metal if they come in contact with them directly. So I put 2 coats of Metal Effects Primer on this guy first. And let it dry.
Next I painted a little color on the butterflies with some General Finishes Milk Paint. Any acrylic-based paint would work but this one is my favorite because it sticks so well!
Then, I painted Mr. Lizard with MMME copper paint and let the first coat dry completely. Next, I painted a second coat of copper paint and WHILE WET, sprayed it thoroughly with Green Patina.
<<--- Here's the little guy during the activation process.
I waited until he was completely dry (a few hours) and then applied 3 coats of the Modern Masters Permacoat Extreme topcoat to him. Now he can go outside!