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This month...

Bronze pouring for sculptures from 10 to 15 cm high.

Done in south of France in September 2012 at Fonderie d'Art Bronze during a lost wax casting training by Stuart Roussel.

A Blue lagon patina called the "Stuart" patina
(Because it is totally original and it's my very own invention!)

• Prepare the bronze as recommended, by polishing the piece and giving it a certain stain with 200 grain sandpaper.

• Make a classic patina from copper nitrate, with rapid rinsing mid-way through as always.

• Dip the piece patinated in cold water. Take it out at 40°.

• Take a nylon brush. Dip the brush in the soda and iodine concentrate.

• Apply it to the piece. A turquoise blue patina appears at once.

• A first layer of barege is applied on the green copper nitrate giving the green an ancient look. The "Stuart" patina applied to this layer will turn the blue lagon a deep turquoise blue.

• Protect the piece with a common colorless microcrystalline wax layer diluted at 50°/° with turpentine.

Patine Stuart

An ex-student's sculpture :
the artist Gilbert Fromager - Le Marais 76480 Ambourville - France


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