Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Porceain and non-fired finishes

The fired , glazed and china painted finishes on porcelain are lovely. Sometimes need a piece right away and do not have enough pieces to justify a firing in the kiln. The options for non-fired finishes are endless and the results are excellent. There are lots and lots of acrylic paints, pearl powders, glitters, micro-beads and varnishes that it is hard to choose what to use. The photo shows tryee of my porcelain heads with a sort of copper metallic anf a bit of green accent. I used a product similar to the Guilders Paste carried by B'Sue's Boutiques. It is really nifty stuff. The metal finish was sealed with an acrylic gloss varnish. In the future I think I will try a satin of semigloss to give a more aged effect.

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