3 Ways to Decorate a Mache Stags Head
Upgrade your winter decor with one of these cool mache stags head decorations. Whether you prefer a bold, traditional, or more glam look, there’s a style to suit all tastes with these three easy DIY’s!
Bright Stags Head
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- Spray paint in bright colour – available in store
- Protect your work surface by laying down some newspaper. We recommend spray painting outside for the best ventilation.
- Use short, gentle strokes with the spray paint to colour in one side. Leave to dry.
- Turn over and spray the other side, then leave to dry.
- Finally, touch up any thin or missed areas on the sides, then leave the whole thing to dry somewhere well-ventilated for at least 24 hours.
Glittered Stags Head
- Start by painting your mache stags head all over with white acrylic. You do not need to paint the antlers, only the base of them to about an inch above the head. Leave to dry, and if necessary, add another coat of paint.
- Using PVA, paint a thin layer of glue on the antlers and then sprinkle some gold glitter on top. Shake off the excess and leave to dry. You may need to do this in sections so the glue doesn’t dry before you add the glitter.
- To seal, paint a layer of thin PVA glue over the top of the glitter and leave to dry.
Traditional Stags Head
- Paint the stag head with the brown acrylic paint. Leave to dry.
- Mix equal amounts of gold and brown paint. Using a large brush or a stencil brush, dab the paint on roughly pressing very hard with the brush.
- Add more gold paint to the 50:50 mix. While the step 2 layer is still wet, dab more gold on roughly to give a rough bronze effect. If the desired bronze effect is not achieved and you want the stag head to look more metallic, you can add gold paint with a brush pressing really hard and making sure that it blends in to the mix.
For a more metallic look, once the head is dry, put some gold paint on some kitchen roll and wipe over the head.