...and this little piggy managed to get himself painted, silverleafed, painted some more and then antiqued.
Yet he remains so good natured.
He started out terracotta - which wasn't working for me so he spent a stint whitewashed:
He was just too chalky looking. He didn't like it either. So late one night (when I seem to find all my inspiration and energy) I silverleafed him. He looked a bit like I had wrapped him in aluminum foil so I sponged on a couple different shades of grey paint and then finally sponged on some burnt umber ink.
He looks like he's been silver for centuries now.
Silverleafing is a lot of fun and quite easy. It's just a bit messy. I still have little bits of silverleaf floating around the dining room.