I’ve been admiring all the beautiful deer head wall decor for some time now but wanted to put my own spin on one with a copper patina. While at Hobby Lobby and by total accident I spotted this one made from paper mache. Lightweight and paintable! That was all I needed to grab up this bad boy and add it to my cart. And, I used my 40% off coupon. SCORE!
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Deer Head Home Decor With A Copper Patina
A few aisles over, I found this Modern Masters Metal Effects patina. I was intrigued. How cool would this look be on this deer head? We will soon know! I couldn’t wait to get home and start my new project. The kit came with a spray applicator and three bottles. A primer, a metal finish (copper) and a patina.
I wasn’t sold on the spray applicator, because I wanted to control where the copper patina activator was applied. So, I did what any creative would do. I threw away the sprayer and grabbed my brush. The first step is to apply the primer. I quickly brushed it on and allowed it to dry.
The second step was to apply the copper metal effects copper paint.
Immediately after the copper paint was applied, (while it was still wet) I took my brush and dipped it into the patina (clear solution). The solution was allowed to freely drip and run down the deer head. Starting at the nose and then allowing it to run down towards the antlers. I dabbed the solution around in various places with my brush where I wanted the oxidizing to occur. The oxidation occurs within minutes and is very cool to watch. The mixture of primer, copper and green patina was so yummy! I allowed it to dry overnight.
With my copper patina deer head complete, I needed a display to hang it from. Here’s a quick and easy way to build a DIY Pallet Wood Sign on a budget. I added a coat of chalky type paint in a creamy color and slightly distressed the whole board. here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make these.
DIY Wood Pallet Sign
I’m kinda giddy over this whole project. The total cost was about $40, but I only used 1/2 of the paint. That brings the cost down to $30. Plus, it’s one of a kind. I wonder what I could use the other half on?
Isn’t he handsome?
Thank you for joining me today. So glad you stopped by and I hope you check back often. If you liked this DIY project, check out my DIY Rustic Wooden Tags and how to add aged patina on home decor. It’s amazing stuff!
Until the next project…