And I made a leaf ! – Day 2
We learnt using silver clay paste on day 2 – used it to make a silver leaf and it was the most satisfying process. I settled on a Bougainvillea leaf .
It was a fun thing to do but rather tedious, for one needed to keep drying and re-coating the leaf with coates of silver paste to achieve a minimum of 1 mm thickness before firing the piece. Took us a good 4 hours to get through the entire deal.
So, ain’t it incredible? I want to find a Maple leaf as soon as possible and make one for myself. 🙂 Also, big firm leaves, work better, since they don’t burn off and aren’t too brittle. We also learnt the Syringe method. But that’s for the next post.
Until next post, then!