I have had these two frog for a few years….they were in sad shape! I was a bit bored and thought this would be a fun project that was easy, and adds whimsy to the garden!!
I started by cleaning them up and scrapping off the rust, then sealing…this is what they looked like before.
I decided to make one a lady and the other a man. I used a red sharpie for the lips of the one frog. I used Goop to glue the shiny pearls on her guitar. I wanted the male to have a cool blue. The small green pkgs with the black net have the plain (non shiny) kind of look like pale sea glass gems .
To give the gems (ones from dollar store)a crystallized look, I baked them on a cookie sheet at 500 degrees for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, I carefully, (the gems and pan are very hot) let them drop into a bowl of ice water I had ready for them, and you can put the sheet on top of bowl with ice…just to be safe.
A couple of them didn’t make the bowl…ouch, they were hot! I used the darker round blue for the males guitar. I used the flat green gems for their bodies.
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