Saturday, 12 December 2009

Metal Magic

I've just got in some wonderful metal paints and patinas. Metal Effects® Reactive Metallic Paints are water based and contain real metal particles. These paints will tarnish naturally over time when exposed to the elements or the process can be speeded up by applying Patina Ageing Solutions & Activators which will speed up the oxidation process to create beautiful, authentic Patina, Baroque and Rusted Iron finishes on any paintable surface including fabric. Reactive Metallic Paints can be applied using a brush, roller or spray equipment and are suitable for interior/exterior surfaces.

The sample shown is a piece I worked on using these paints with Alysn Midgelow-Marsden at Ally Pally. I stitched into velvet, adding rolled pieces of felt and stitching, painted with the Bronze Metal Effect paint and used the Blue patina fluid on top. I finished it off with a little Treasure Gold to highlight the contours.

I can't wait to play with the other colours!

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