My first attempts at using Art Clay Silver. So pleased with the results and really very easy to do and no special firing kiln needed.
How it was done
Simply coat real leaves with Art Clay Silver paste and leave to dry. Coating the backs gives the best texture of the veins.
Fire the leaves on the cooker ring.
After firing scrub with a wire brush to remove deposits.
They look lovely at this stage.
Treat with liver of sulphur to patina.
Scrub with wire brush and burnish with a steel burnishing tool to bring out the shine. The sulphur treatment has enhanced the leaf veins.
Now I will have to create a jewellery design to incorporate my lovely leaves.