This is going to be a short one. I used the hairspray and salt technique on the cog and the colors you see above to lay in my under shades. Stipple or sponge - either works fine.
Then I rubbed with a stiff brush and some warm water and then added some highlights with the colors below.
Finally, the cog was attached and some verdigris and streaking was added...
Now she just needs some different kinds of varnish to bring out all those lovely textures and she's ready for her display pics :)
Next post: Display pics of this bust.
That was a long project, but well worth it as I learned a great deal and pushed myself to learn new skills. Does it make you want to try larger scales or busts? Let me know in the comments and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain!