Saturday, 1 August 2015

Friendly Plastic Embellishments with Gilding Wax

The final step in completing my Friendly Plastic angel wings and steampunk gearwheel embellishments that I made yesterday was to give them a metallic look.

The first step was to paint them with black gesso. I did this front and back, making sure I got well between the teeth of the various gearwheels.

09 Painting with Black Gesso

Once they were dry, I applied three colours of gilding wax randomly to the gearwheels: gold, silver and copper, blending them to give an overall metallic effect that was slightly tarnished-looking.

10 Gilding Wax

Unfortunately the photo doesn’t really show up the differences in the colour. For the two pairs of angel wings and the heart and wing embellishment, I confined myself to gold gilding wax.

I painted the heart red, using the Dylusions paint in Postbox Red.

11 Painting the Red Heart

The three pairs of wings.

12 Three Pairs of Wings

I am extremely pleased with how these turned out, and I shall definitely be making some more.

I have some silk clay on order to experiment with, too, and I am also going to re-try the UTEE method with the addition of some laser acetate sheet to strengthen them.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my god, Shoshi, the Embellies were a dream. Wonderful, very, very, wonderful. The heart with the wings is my favorite. Soooo nice.

    Now i'm fly away with your golden wings and leave greetings from germany.

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  2. You are amazing, Shoshi! Those are awesome.

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  3. Hi Shoshi, someone's been busy while I wasn't looking! I shall have to have a good nosey round all of this1
    Hope you're having a good weekend and happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  4. Great to see you creating beautiful art! Hope all is going well on the hospital front. X

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