I’m hoping someone here has done bronze casting on a tight budget
If so, please advise me.
I need to replicate some small oak and holly twigs in bronze, and
possibly some acorns.
The twigs won’t need to be longer than 6" each, and most will be
around 3" to 4" long. These will be one-off pieces, so it’s ok if
the method involves the twigs being burnt up.
I’m currently planning on using Rio Grande Ancient Bronze Casting
grain. Heating will have to be done with my existing Oxy-Acetylene
torch. Budget is as small as humanly possible.
I doubt I can do it for $50, but under $100 would make me VERY
happy. I would prefer to stay away from having to carve wax for this
project, as I’ve not previously messed with carving wax and I want
as realistic a result as possible.
Result can be rustic, as it will have a nice dark patina with brush
finished highlights. One option I’ve been considering is Delft clay
If anyone has experience with this, please let me know if you think
it would work.
Another option I’ve considered is having someone else cast the
twigs, as the most complex part of the project will actually be the
assembly of the pieces into a crown, and making the leaves, which is
something I can accomplish with my current skills and tools. If
anyone here has the setup for doing the casting and is interested I
would welcome off-list email with a price quote.
Thanks in advance for any help, Lindsay Legler
Dreaming Dragon Designs