Faux Verdigris Finish

Faux Verdigris Finish

Post by kade.. » Mon, 21 Jun 1999 04:00:00

My method for verdigris combines acrylic paint, Pearlex powders, and
begins with a stack of marbled blends of leached Premo clay. Black,
copper, gold make one blend, while white and green make up the other
blend (I like to add white embossing powder to the green/white blend).
Both are chopped up, then recombined, then sculpted and baked.  After
baking I paint with Sap green and white acrylic paint, then rub off the
paint where I want the metal effects and let dry.  I use a tiny foam
applicator to apply dilluent where I want the metalic effect and then
rub with copper Pearlex.  The paerlex will not adhere to the painted
areas and will only slightly adhere to those exposed areas of clay left
untreated with diluent.  Back in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees
to evaporate the diluent.  When cool I varnish with satin Flecto
Varathane.  I'm very happy with this Verdigris and thought you might
like to try it.

Katherine Dewey


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