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Aura22 and PMC+


#1

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I have been playing with Aura22 for several weeks with limited
success. The gold “paint” does not adhere securely to the PMC after
firing.

I’m using PMC+ and have tried applying the Aura 22 to both fired
and un-fired clay. It sticks in some areas and not in others.

I am also attempting to use the Aura22 on a raised surface.not sure
if that is part of the problem or not.

Here is a picture to reference:
http://www.matissedesigns.com/Spring2005_goldangel

(I actually had to epoxy pieces of the gold that fell off!)

Any suggestions?
Many thanks,
JJ


#2
I have  been playing with Aura22 for several weeks with limited
success. The gold "paint" does not adhere securely to the PMC
after firing. 

Being a member of the PMC Guild I have read about many problems with
AURA 22, It flakes when fired. Very few seem to be happy with it.
Maybe it should have been tested more before offering it to the
public??? I would say, this is a huge waste of money!!!


#3

You might want to change product. Accent Gold for Silver, is a 24k
gold in an aqueous medium. It’s put on the silver after firing, put
into a hot kiln or torch fired. I’ve had much better success and it
is very, very beautiful.

Jackie Truty


#4

This problem has been solved, complete instructions ran in Studio
PMC, perhaps you can find it on line at http://www,PMCGuild.com.

I’m sorry I don’t remember the technique, it involved burnishing
somehow.

Let me know if you have trouble finding it.

Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#5

Hi Jen, Yes Yes Yes!!! The direction form the Mitch. Co. were
WRONG!!! I don’t know how a large corp. could be so wrong in the
directions and application of a product which they created. I too
have been playing with the Aura22, I usually work with gold sheet. I
experienced similar problems. Thank God for Rio Grande. Spoke with
Judi in their tech dept. She sent me the correct directions and was
very supportive. She knew her stuff!! 1-2 applications is enough. The
consistency I use is liken to real maple syrup or olive oil. If the
consistency is any thicker it does crumble off. Try a single
application and burnish just like Kem-boo. You can always reapply if
you are not happy with the density or color of the gold. One other
key factor is the surface being TOTALLY CLEAN. I use mine when the
pieces come right out of the kiln,the frosty crystals gives it
something to hold onto. Drop me a note off line and I can attach the
directions Judi sent me!! Enjoying the sunshine,

hope you all are too!
Helen