If you would like to change the color completely of your metal
pieces and charms. Here is a easy way! You can get lots of different
Sophisticated Finishes is made by Triangle Crafts and is what is
known as a surfacer, it can be found at Micheals, and at most craft
stores. It will completely cover your metal pieces. You can use the
Sophisticated Finishes alone, however, I like to add metallic
powders by Jacquard for greater dept and a metallic finish. On the
metal piece above I used Gold Metallic Surfacer and copper powder
and painted it on with a sponge brush. Three parts Sophisticated
Finishes to one part copper powder. If you want more definition in
your charm, add some dark brown or black staz-on (solvent based ink)
after it dries.
Sophisticated Finishes in Silver mixed with blue and green Jacquard
Powders has a wonderful effect also. Play and create the colors you
want. This is a wonderful way to add continuity to your project.
Have a creative day!
Altered Art and Metal
Altered art is a wonderful medium to work in. You can use
recycled products, antique new products, add charms, yarns, papers,
lots of things to give the art texture. The important thing to make
the art work is the continuity of color. In April I spoke of using a
solvent based ink to change the dept of metal added to your
decoupage and altered art pieces.