Faux Bronze Dinosaurs

Faux Bronze Dinosaurs

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 13th 2018

Today I'm sharing an easy way to give a plastic Dinosaur a faux bronze look!  I used some dinosaurs I got from the Dollar Tree a couple years ago. My son has always loved having a dinosaur themed room, but now that he's 7, I think it's time to make it a little more sophisticated feeling and not so little kid feeling.

I'll show you how to use the DecoArt Matte Metallics paints to create a bronzed effect. Let's get started!

Items Needed:

  • Paint Brush
  • Plastic Dinosaurs


Gather your supplies and I'll show you how easy it is to create this look! 

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Pick out a couple dinosaurs for your project.

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I used the Charcoal DecoArt Matte Metallics paint first.

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I painted directly onto the plastic dinosaurs. This paint covers GREAT, I only needed to use one coat for this step. It takes about 15 minutes to dry.

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Next it's time to give it that bronze effect. I pulled out several colors for this step, but decided to only use the Aged Bronze and Soft Silver.

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Quick tip: Dip your paint brush in your paint, then dab it a little on a paper towel. You're giving it a dry brush effect when you go over the dinosaur. It works PERFECT!

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Apply the Aged Bronze first. I added it around the legs, face, hands, etc.  Not covering the entire dinosaur. Then once it dried I went over it again with the Soft Silver, the same way.

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These would be great just as decor or even use them as bookends! Whatever you want to do!

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This is a great effect you can do on so many projects!