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I have always made jewelry. I started out making earrings for friends when I was 8 or 10 and has continued through the years. I love to figure out ways to create a new pair of earrings or a pendant or to make something from trash that someone else threw away.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Leaf Painting

I'm trying new projects left and right trying to expand my knowledge of working with Metal Clay. Recently I have been painting leaves.

Each leaf if picked out making sure to get the ones that seem almost perfect.

The next part is to adhere them to a press-n-seal surface so that the leaves when drying won't curl up at the ends.

The first layer is added slightly watered down. It is painted on then left to dry overnight.

Each layer goes on drying time overnight for best results.

I suggest if you're going to try this that you paint on at least 15 layers for a good thickness. These were painted with about 10 and there was some thiness that I had to build up.

Eventually the leaf will peel off, if it doesn't it will burn off during firing.

The result...... Realistic fine silver leaves!