Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Color With Metal

I love working with the cast pewter.
Sometimes, to add some color, I combine it with the cast resin cabochons.
Or make a centerpiece of polymer clay, to give the metal some bright color. Like the red heart in the previous post, that was handpainted and added to a pewter bezel.

But I've long wanted to re-create the look of enameled metal, the shiny, luminous colors.

I have been playing around with ways to get that look.
I think I'm there.

This replica of a french medal has a ruby, luminous border around it.

The texture of the leaves shows through, and it reflects the light back for an inner glowing look.
Just like the real enamels do. 


SummersStudio said...

Colour is a great addition and I do like the transparency of it over the leaves.

TesoriTrovati said...

Sweet! I love the addition of the color. Nicely done, Lynn! It looks so old and antique. Exactly the look I would expect from your fauxtiques!
Enjoy the day.

Beatnheart said...

lovely new work.