It was recently suggested by a friend that I have my little clay things cast into metal.... and while hot molten metal is rather scary sounding to me, I was quite enchanted by the idea. I have little pewter rabbit that i got about a million years ago when I shorter and about 10 years old in Sandwich, MA at the Thornton Burgess House..... and I also have one I got when we went to Beatrix Potter's house in England so long ago...
I'm all about the compromise so i went looking and low and behold the craft store held the answer!
Liquid Silver Leaf!Who knew such a thing existed! Other than the fumes from the paint it works awesome!
(i'm sure it tells me to work in a well ventilated area... yes... it does..)
First i coated all the little bunnies with "Gesso" which is a surface prepping white acrylic paint....
The little guy on the left has been silvered, as compared to his friend who is only sporting the Gesso.... It's hard to fully appreciate them as the camera hates to focus up close.
TA-DA !!! There he is next to his bottle of shiney coating! What do you think?