More experimenting with metalFX

Last weeks play session with the metalFX and nailpolish really got me quite excited about the varying ways we can add colour to metal. There are of course traditional, and heat patinas. These either require the use of chemicals, and or fire – not an option for everyone. Gilders paste comes in a wide variety of colours, and dries rock solid hard – but for those of you who also suffer from ‘collectemallitis’ like I do, it can get more than a little pricy.  That said, a wee tin of gilders paste will last you forever! Enter nailpolish, metalFX, and …

Powders, powders everywhere

…and a serious case of collectemallitis. I’ve been working on new colours for our metalFX collection. It’s fun, messy, but very, very difficult to try and narrow down the possibilities. Dwyn came over late last night to help narrow down the next selection to 14 or so odd new colours. Of course, the most requested colour was black. That’s coming, along with more metallics. There are so many things you can do with our metalFX – They work well on resin clays, polymer clay, and mixed into resin. As you can see from the state of my kitchen table – …

Mixmaster ;-)

I’m working on some brand spanking new colours for our MetalFX line. I’ve got a couple in the works based on requests from Marg, and I’d love to hear about any more ideas for colours to add to our range. Can you think of anything missing, or even just another specific shade of your favourite colour?  As always, we believe the more the better!  And of course getting input from those of you who use it, is always best. Click on the image below to be taken to our full line of MetalFX. These are so much fun to make, …

Inspiration Friday – Just playing around

As I’m sure many of you know by now – I’m easily amused, and once I get going with something I need to play it out til the end. Or until I collapse from exhaustion – which is what sent me to bed at 6am, only to wake up at 10 am to keep going. Last night around midnight I was browsing through last years copy of Handcrafted Jewelry. On page 11, Jess from Vintaj shows how to apply alcohol ink on metal to colour it. Usually, I would file something like that away with the million and one other …