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How to Make a Basic Crown - Part 3: Painting and finishing



In this part of the tutorial we finish off the crown by sanding, painting and sealing it.

Part 1 of this tutorial (the beginning) is here


Sand it smooth

•  Satisfied with the shape, I sanded down the entire crown to smooth all edges and buff away the really hard, dried texture.

•  When done sanding, dust off crown and prepare to prime.


Paint the base white color

•  Apply a thick coat (or two or three!) of plain white acrylic over the crown and allow to dry. This is where a blow dryer comes in handy for impatient crafters.


Gold paint

•  When dried, I used a combination of Martha Stewart paints in Pollen and Metallic Gold to create a delightful cartoonish goldenrod yellow.



Painted gold and yellow

I covered the entire crown in this mixture (at least 3 layers) and allowed for that to dry as well.


Spray seal it

•  Finally, I used a matte finish spray mod podge acrylic sealant and left that to dry.



The end result was a crown inspired by the Little Prince or Max from Where the Wild Things Are. This is a perfect jumping off point for more ornate décor or the perfect finish line for the most basic of simple golden crowns, perfect for school plays or all-around fun.

The golden crown




How to Make Masks!: Easy New Way to Make a Mask for Masquerade, Halloween and Dress-Up Fun, With Just Two Layers of Fast-Setting Paper Mache

This book teaches new techniques that anyone can use to create fabulous masks easily and quickly. Make one of the 12 popular mask styles in the book following the detailed instructions and over 300 step-by-step photos - or use these easy new methods to create your own unique designs.



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