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Accent Silver

Accent Silver

5 grams

Add silver accents to bronze, copper and brass! You can add just a touch of silver or embellish an entire piece.

Ever made a bronze clay piece and thought to yourself how nice it would have looked with just a little bit of silver on it (or is that just me?)? If you have, this is the product that will do it!

Accent Silver is a silver-alloy slip that is used to apply silver embellishments to copper, bronze and brass metals. It is similar to 'Accent Gold for Silver' which is used to apply gold accents to fired silver clay articles. You mix it with water (ideally distilled water) and apply in 2 coats, then fire it in a jewellery kiln to permanently bond it to the surface of the metal. After firing, the silver-embellished surface can be polished and patinated like fine or sterling silver.

You must fire the Accent Silver buried in carbon.

€ 19.35

Article code: PAT-70

Accent Silver

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ITS A MINI METALS COMBO SET! This set includes bottles of Swellegant Metals products:
14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) Brass
14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) Bronze
14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) Copper
14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) Silver
14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) Iron
This set also includes a 14.8 ml (0.5 fl.oz) bottle of Sealant!

“Swellegant!” offers a wonderful line of metal coatings and colourants. The Metal Coatings can be used to coat most surfaces (polymer clay, metal, plaster, resin, wood, ceramic, and more!) Once your piece is coated, or if you are working straight onto a metal surface, like copper or silver, you have four Patinas to choose from, if you'd like to add age to your piece. All the metal coatings and patinas can be layered in any order, as many times as you want, here a dab, there a splash until you build up the look you want.
The metal coatings are finely ground metal suspended in a binder, and some of them do create natural expansion of gases, so when you open your metal coating bottles, aim away from yourself in case there is any blurping of liquid.

Wear rubber gloves and an apron.
Shake all the bottles very thoroughly before each use.
It is best to pour out a little of whatever product you're using, then put the lid back on the bottle, since they dry out when exposed to air.
After letting your piece dry completely, preferably for 72 hours, you will want to use a sealant like the Swellegant Sealant or our Renaissance wax, to fix the coatings and patinas.

Instructions For Adding Metal Colourants:

The first step is to clean the surface of the item to be coated, if necessary. Soap and water will remove any oils. If the surface to be coated is slick or shiny, you may want to rough it up a bit with sandpaper or fine steel wool. If you are working on metal or baked polymer clay, you dont have to do anything.
Coat it! Use a soft brush to stroke/dab on the METAL COATINGS. Cover it the best you can for the first coating. If there are thin spots, don’t worry, you can get ‘em on the next coating. You can use more than one colour of metal coating on the same piece – hey, mix ‘em up and see what happens.
If you want to, you can brush the coatings onto unbaked polymer clay, and then bake it all together. Just remember to brush gently so you don’t damage your clay details!
Let the coating dry (5-15 minutes).
Dab on a second layer of the metal coating! Make sure you cover any thin areas. If you dab-dab with your brush (or even use a sponge to apply) instead of stroke, you’ll create a more textured surface, which will be just perfect later for accepting patinas and dyes.
You don’t have to, but I suggest a third layer of the metal, after the second layer dries. The more metal you layer on, the stronger and more scratch-resistant your finished piece will be! You’ll notice that the metal coating is a bit thick, and may fill in some of your tiniest details - don’t fight it! It'll just make your creation more bold, with larger details and deeper lines and texture.
Once you’ve covered your piece with two or three layers of metal, get your patinas ready, (if you’re going to add a patina to age the piece!)