I've never been a fan of the final gold
color of Bronzclay. That's why I'm always trying to alter it.
Check this out.
This morning, I heated a couple of the small pieces
until they were glowing hot orange. Quenched.
And then smeared silver acrylic paint all over them.
Back to the torch and hot red orange.
Somehow the silver paint was accepted by the hot orange bronzclay
and now feels like it's a part of the material.
I do love the results.
|The four dark pieces were treated with silver acrylic paint & torch, The right pieces are straight from the kiln.|
Dude. I can't get over the results. And of course, this brings to mind
all the hundreds of colors of acrylic paint that I have. :D
Who knows what's next up for the Bronzclay?!?
Oh, and you see them resting on my notebook. I always
draw around the pieces prior to firing so I can compare the sizes...since
the original bronzclay shrinks 17-20%.
And I also make any other notes in regard to the firing...in addition
to keeping track of the time and temp as the firing is in progress.
|One more look...look at that patina!|
I think I just re-discovered my love of Bronzclay™
That is all. Carry on.