Designs by Jody Bishel
Next, I zap-a-gapped white telephone wire around the piece and painted it with a layer of white Liquid Sculpey. This was baked enough to set. Then, the yellow/orange background was applied.
Next, I carefully painted the telephone wire with alizarine crimson LS and baked to set.
The last stage was another coat of red on the telephone wire with small glass spheres stuck on the LS. Because there was a lot of pigment (oil paint) in the LS, I put a bit of Zap-a-Gap glue on the glass spheres to help them stick. The whole piece is finished with Fimo Gloss Glaze.
Image transfer from a catalog photo onto Liquid Sculpey gold promat.
The patina is made by stippling the piece with two shades of a permanent green deep oil paint with LS. The light color is nearly white. The idea is to leave some of th bronze clay showing. Again, bake to set.
The "enamelled" areas were filled in with oilpaint/LS mix using a small brush to drip it in. This was baked to set.
The last stage was to imbed a finding in the back and apply the patina. A gently sanding with 1200 wet/dry sandpaper and a buff with a soft cloth finished the piece.
These fantasy colored versions were created with Pearlex Powders.
Copyright 1997 by Jody Bishel
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