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How do I get an iridescent patina on metal clay?
Liver of sulphur mixed with various other things will give wonderful patina to your finished work. Katherine Palochak has a recipe for iridescent patina on Ganoksin. You can also use liver of sulphur mixed with brewed (not instant) coffee. This has been used to create some wonderful colours. Sometimes the quality of the water you use can also affect the outcome of your patina. Different minerals in the water can create some wonderful effects.
Tips and Hints on using UV Resin
The following tips and hints were posted on the Yahoo! Metal Clay Group by Linda at Laughing Girl Arts
Is it better to add Liver of Sulphur patina before or after tumble polishing?
The general advice is to tumble first and add patina afterwards. But read on for more information.
How do I remove Liver of Sulphur patina from specific areas of my work only?
There are various ways of shining up certain bits of your work after adding a Liver of Sulphur patina.
How can I keep the patina on my jewellery?
Liver of Sulphur can produce a beautiful patina on silver but it changes over time. This short article talks about this and offers some suggestions for how to preserve the patina.
How do I remove enamel from my silver clay piece?
Pam East's book Enameling on Metal Clay: Innovative Jewelry Projects outlines this process. Here Pam gives some basic information to consider.
How do I use Aura 22?
Adding gold to your metal clay work can be achieved in a number of ways. You can add gold foil using the Keum Boo process. You can also use Aura 22 or gold paste. This article contains the processes used for adding Aura 22 from three experienced metal clay artists and teachers - Pam East, "Sarasota Sarah" Triton and Mary Ellin D'Agostino.
Photopolymer Plates for Enamelling Textures
Pam East uses Photo-polymer plates extensively both for making custom textures and images, and for champleve enameling. She's learned a lot about photo-polymer from Maggie Bergman, Tonya Davidson and many others. She's also developed a few tricks of her own along the way. Here are a few tips that may help.