Monday, September 5, 2011

Distressed Metal Pin/Pendant

I love metal, particularly copper, and mixed media pieces, so I've been experimenting combining copper with polymer clay.  I fold-formed the copper sheet and used my torch to put a heat patina on it.  I sealed that so it won't change, I hope, and then put the copper piece onto a polymer clay back that I had colored with acrylic paint.  I don't have any rivets, so I had to figure out a way to attach the two pieces.  Thus the overlay of clay and the fake clay screws.  I'm debating whether or not I need to seal the acrylic paint.


7 comments:

  1. I like your piece and idea Cynthia. The screw rivets looks so real as well. If you used acrylic paint and baked it after applying, you won't have to seal it as the acrylic paint will actually "fuse" with the clay.

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  2. That's a super piece, Cynthia! I don't think you need to seal it. I thought those screws were real! Metal, not real clay. :D

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  3. Thank you. I won't seal it because the texture is really nice. The colors in the clay are even better in person.

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  4. Awesome! I think if it does change, that will only add more to it and enhance it further.

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