|An assortment of stampings treated with various colors of Gilders Paste|
Gilders Paste is a wax based medium used to highlight and color metal, wood, clay, and more. It is best known for coming in a multitude of metallic finishes, but it's also great for applying colorful effects to metal, such as verdigris, purple, blue iris, and many others. It comes in the form of a thick paste, stored in a small tin. It can dry out, so you want to make sure to keep the lids on your tins of Gilders Paste while not in use.
For this project you will need:
-a tin of Gilders paste in the "patina" color
-a silver-plated filigree stamping
-a can of acrylic spray sealer (we used Mod Podge matte sealer)
-some paper towels
Using either the paper towel, or your finger (we just dug right in with our fingers, it's more fun that way) scoop a small amount of the Gilders Paste out of the tin.
Spread the paste across the entire surface of your filigree stamping, making sure to get it into all of the recesses.
Gently wipe off as much of the paste as you'd like from the surface of the stamping with a clean paper towel.
Set the stamping aside to dry for at least twenty four hours. You can then give it several coats of the spray sealer, allowing for each coat to dry before adding the next.
There you have it. This product is so versatile, the possibilities are endless! You can try it on all different types of beads and findings, mix colors, thin it out with turpentine... What are you going to create with it? We hope you enjoy experimenting with it as much as we have!