Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tinting Filigree

Doing some painting work today, then some more work on my first finished piece. I’m painting some Filigree to give it a nice shade. How I do it, which is probably not the best way, is to take some oil paint, smear a bit onto a paper towel, rub it around there, and then rub it on the metal. The smearing nature of the oils lets it give a very nice hue, and it turns out great.

The downside, however, is that it takes forever to dry, as I may have mentioned before. I should get some acrylics, see how those work out for me…can’t wait a week for this stuff to dry…

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