Just as another possible method for creating fine silver flowers...
PMC works great for producing duplicates of organic materiasl, such
as flowers. It can be thinned into "slip" or paste and painted right
onto the flower, twig, bud, etc. After painting 7 or 8 coats, you
fire the piece as usual, burning out the organic and sintering the
silver clay. I have an article scheduled for the Spring 2003 issue of
Studio PMC that has some pretty good photos of fine silver orchids,
magnolia buds, wisteria pods, etc. made with this method, as well as
instructions. We've also done other articles in the past about using
PMC with organics. If you want to check it out further, visit the PMC
Guild website at www.pmcguild.com
, and look in the magazine archives,
or visit the forum.
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