Monday, July 4, 2011

Faux Filigree

 Faux Filigree?  I think I just made that entire concept up.
Why is there a picture of a crocheted doily here you wonder?  What am I up to now?
I have had a few emails about crochet and saving it in resin.  I wanted to also show you a really fantastic technique that will have you going through your Mom's drawers looking for anything crocheted.  Here is a small section I cut from the doily you see above.  The doily is really stained, so if I don't do something with it it might end up n the trash.  I save pieces like this from the dump all the time.
 This is the section now covered in Envirotex Lite.  I soaked it (unprotected) by using a foam brush dipped in Envirotex Lite and let is cure on a non stick surface.  Note that it is a little darker now.  I don't mind this because I usually colour it a second time.
 How do I colour it? You can spray paint it, use regular paints or my new favorite: I use Gilders Paste.
Here is my crochet cutting. It will be drying for 12 more hours since I applied Gilders Paste.  Doesn't that look amazing?  It is a lot less expensive than buying a piece of brass filigree!  Tomorrow I will show you what to do next!

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