Friday, February 3, 2012

JAX Green Patina

...bronze clay with JAX Green Patina
These pieces were made with Bronzclay™.
They were fired and tumbled and the large
square piece was first treated with
JAX Pewter Black to turn it dark.

You can see the  a few highlights of the shiny color
of the bronze showing through.

This week I cleaned and sanded them and applied JAX Green Patina.  It took several repeats of
coating them, letting it dry and re-coating to achieve
this look.

Don't they look like they were brought up from the
bottom of the sea?  I love these textures!

...the backs of the pieces

 Now I will put a couple coats of Krylon Matte Finish sealer and then finally a coat of wax. I use Johnson Paste Wax. I could spend a lot of money for Renaissance Wax, but i don't.  The Johnson's works beautifully. I apply it, let it dry and then buff.

Carpe Diem!


Beatnheart said...

thank you for your visit and sweet comment. I'm with you about the cheap wax. We use Briwax here and it comes in colors and works really well.
I can’t wait to try the metal clays. cu at Fanci’s...

Beatnheart said...

me again. I just went to my brown wren blog and was you know how to do the technique she was describing with paper plates...? I just don’t understand. Thanks

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Hallo Ms. Beatnheart.

Well, I 'think' she cut out shapes of thick paper, glued them to another sheet of thick paper, let them dry...used polymer to make a mold of that & then put the metal clay in the mold. Maybe. ;) At least that's what it sounds like to me. Maybe she'll point you to the site where she found the idea.

Thanks for your visit! (I'm glad you got a Mac. ;) - Just read that post.) :)

Jackie said...

Oh I just love these pieces!
...Jackie xo

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Thank you, Jackie! I'm always happy to hear feedback. I so appreciate your comment. :)

Petra Carpreau said...

Love, love, LOVE these!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Petra x