3 years ago
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Sometimes can see an extremely shiny, coloured finish on modern sculptures. Looks like iridium metal car paint.
Anyone has an idea how such effect can be achived on cast sculpture?

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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HI if it is a type of car paint then why not try some car wax from your local auto shops and polish it in the same way as a car

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3 years ago
Val
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Hi I do try to attach photos...

I thought that it should be some new patina methods.

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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?what colour is it and is it an ornament does it feel like a type of hard plastic.like resin and do you want to put a patina on it.

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3 years ago
Val
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They are models only.
I want to cast new ones either from bronze or any other metals but i need very shiny finish after

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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OK you will have to show us some pictures and then i can tell you how if its possible to make a mould but i can tell you that you will be able to make it shiny and you can make moulds from almost anything

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3 years ago
Val
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I have failed to upload inspite images are small. Will try again

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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if you contact jade she will be able to help you with images

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3 years ago
Val
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Hopefully,
Every time i click submit the image dissapear

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3 years ago
Val
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Hi,

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3 years ago
Val
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Uploaded twice, sorry

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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WOW. very unusual a silicon mould can be made. but it will be difficult if its your first attempt it looks like mosaic metal tiles. or tin but only from where i sit. are they quite heavy

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3 years ago
Val
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They are just an idea. I need to cast new ones, smooth without any tiles. Just shiny , possible coloured finish

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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I will get back to you in the morning where i live its half past bed time. so we will go in to detail about how you can cast or reconstruct new shiny models .see ya

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3 years ago
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HI i was thinking. if you wanted the tile effect. you could crush or brake up christmas bobbles. and use them as a mosiac tile. and then it would save you from buying all the exspensive materials. you could then reconstruct a model from metal that would be your own design or creatchon.

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3 years ago
Val
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boobles -is what i am doing. Now I do need to move forward and produce metal sculptures with similar to bobbles shine but without tailes effect. just plane smooth possibly coloured surfaces. I am a painter and ceramic sculpter. Never been making metal staff. That,s why I am looking for advice.

V.

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3 years ago
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HI val. i have a suggestion. did you know you can buy polystyrene shapes and cones and balls. ring shapes and spheres and all sorts of shapes even hollow shapes and you could use some of the shapes to pour concrete into use them like moulds or even coat them in plaster like jesmonite resin plasters. and then decorate them in materials like gold leaf. or paint the plaster coated ones in resin mixed with metal powders. what do you think of that idea hope you like it. you could use real metals and solder your shapes together and decorate them in the same way with either gold and silver leaf. or the resin metal idea.

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3 years ago
Val
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Thank you. Yes, I had theese techniques in mind aswell. I am familier with gilding.I use polystyrene. And I will definetely try. What actually jesmonite plaster is?
I have visited one of London,s foundry. They suggested bronze casting with silverplated and polished finish. It is good, almost what I wanted but still not quite.And apparently expensive. Will know tomorrow.
there is actually well known american pop artist-Koon may be and his pieces what I had in mind.
Thank you again

regards

val www.martynchik-walery.com

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3 years ago
mickpearson
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HELLO again you mentioned LONDON so i asume your in the uk try jesmonite on ebay and you will find lots of suppliers dont be put of when you find out its an acrylic resin its actually plaster with a water based resin it is none toxic and does not smell its extremely hard and you can also buy a soft carving one as well for sculpting and then coating it with the harder version south western industrial plasters 63 netherstreet.bromham.chippenham.wilts.sn15 2dp tel.01380 850616

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3 years ago
Val
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Thank you so much.

Val.

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3 years ago
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