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Help with burned patina on terra cotta sculpture

I have just completed the sculpting and firing phases of my most aggressive clay sculpture, a double play at second base, and it is now time to add color - color is not my strong suit. To make a long story short, I would like to accomplish the look of burned patina. To date I have used acrylic paint...
by tlcrowther
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Community Help Center
Topic: Help with burned patina on terra cotta sculpture
Replies: 0
Views: 4295

Re: terracotta statue painting: which materials

I sculpt in clay/terracotta and have my work low fired at 1900. I then color my pieces using acrylic paint layering several shades and colors using natural sponges. I have been using heavy body acrylic but I am now switching to soft body to get more transparency. I then wax my pieces. You can see my...
by tlcrowther
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Construction techniques and processes
Topic: terracotta statue painting: which materials
Replies: 2
Views: 11415

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