Friday, October 9, 2015

Painting on Silver Clay with Paste

Flowers in the Wind
I’ve been experimenting and taking online classes again!  Terry Kovalcik has a great class on www.craftcast.com   called ‘Painting and Sculpting using PMC Paste’.  It is well worth taking because there is so much information on materials, tools and technique.  Terry explains and shows details and shares some tips.  After watching the video once, collecting the materials needed and deciding what design I wanted to paint, I watched the video again!



Terry uses PMC clay but I had FYI silver clay on hand and used it for the foundation shape and PMC paste with lavender oil for the painting.  I was concerned about the extra shrinkage of the FYI silver but the two worked well together.  I’m sharing the stages of my creations with you but you need to take the class for the real substance. 


Shapes and Designs - FYI Silver Clay

Out of the kiln
 This technique requires a steady hand and some patience.  Layers of paste build up the image and it is so easy to get too much paste on the brush.


Patina of  Liver of Sulfur 

Butterfly on Flower
Relief was polished 

It will take quite a bit of practice and patience to get anywhere as good as Terry.  I really did enjoy the process.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Painting on Silver Clay with Paste

Flowers in the Wind
I’ve been experimenting and taking online classes again!  Terry Kovalcik has a great class on www.craftcast.com   called ‘Painting and Sculpting using PMC Paste’.  It is well worth taking because there is so much information on materials, tools and technique.  Terry explains and shows details and shares some tips.  After watching the video once, collecting the materials needed and deciding what design I wanted to paint, I watched the video again!



Terry uses PMC clay but I had FYI silver clay on hand and used it for the foundation shape and PMC paste with lavender oil for the painting.  I was concerned about the extra shrinkage of the FYI silver but the two worked well together.  I’m sharing the stages of my creations with you but you need to take the class for the real substance. 


Shapes and Designs - FYI Silver Clay

Out of the kiln
 This technique requires a steady hand and some patience.  Layers of paste build up the image and it is so easy to get too much paste on the brush.


Patina of  Liver of Sulfur 

Butterfly on Flower
Relief was polished 

It will take quite a bit of practice and patience to get anywhere as good as Terry.  I really did enjoy the process.