As you know, I love to play with finishes on white clay.
In some ways it is silly, really.
I could start with a color then play with it, but NOOOOOO!
I will start with white, paint it a color and then mess with it again.
That is what happened with these pieces.
I used white as the base...
Painted them black and then rubbed them with Metallic Lustres paints from DecoArt.
I love the way they turned out.
But i am thinking down the road to make my life a little easier, I will start with black clay, then use the Metallic Lustres.
Work smarter not harder...
In all fairness to me, when I make polymer pieces, I never know how they will be finished down the road.
I do things in stages....
I make beads and components for a week.
Bake them all.
Then I divide them into groups for how they will be finished and start working on them in those groups.
Lastly I seal them.
Once they are sealed, they wait to become a necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Anyway, Metallic Lustres are one of my favorite ways to finish beads.
I love rubbing them into the pieces.
Have you ever tried them?
Thanks for stopping by....