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Description from Julie Shane: I'm really curious about the Gilder's paste. I'm envisioning shades of olive on the leaves and mix them with the Czech bellflowers. I'm hoping the slate blue will make the spirals look like waves.

Has anyone used Gilder's paste? How is it *different* from Patina paints? Why would I use Gilder's paste instead of Patina paints?


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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    I can’t answer your question but am eager to see the answers. I just got a Sizzix Big Kick on sale and think I am going to start playing with color.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    That’s my thought Coral.
    I have lots of findings that would be fun to “embellish.”

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this, Julie! I haven’t tried the gilders paste yet….. let us know what you find out.

  4. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Gilders paste is wonderful. Each medium has it own characteristics. In my experience, Guilders paste can add a color sheen over what ever you are working on. Color gets lodged into the nook and crannies of things. Letting the colors underneath to still peer through. Adding depth and beauty. Real easy to work with. I highly recommend it!
    Let’s say you paint something that you have embossed. You buff off the the patina paint to highlight the pattern. Now it is just the colors of paint and the base metal..but you want to add a metallic sheen to the overall piece…gilders paste gives you an additional choice(s)
    I hope this helped you. It is some times hard for me to break down what I do into words. :-D

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Julie I just read an article on the differences between these products and also the Swellegant. Since I’m on my phone I cant copy and paste. But is was on a website called Artisan Whimsy. I just googled “which is better gilders past or patina paint?” and tjat article was about halfway down. It seems the Ranger Patinas might be more durable and fastee. She had several videos and examples of.effects.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I gotta laugh at Blooming Ideas. Not because what she said was funny. But.what she.said about buffing off your patina and now you have exposed metal. That was what I didn’t like on my Mom’s necklace and I used nail polish. Which by the way I had read several times before I did that it was a good way to color metal jewelry if it was messes up or you wanted to.change it.

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks BI and Deb. This is the info I’m looking for. I knew it had to give a different effect, but I didn’t know what the results would be. Sounds like fun.

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh on that website she had a bracelet made with the Cintaj dragonfly reed pendant. I cant believe the colora she.had on.that with this.other patina similiar to.the Ranger product. It was gorgeous!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    “Vintaj” jeez louise my typing is bad today. Blasted cats kept me up half the night…playing. Well its payback time. I keep yelling and waking them up now.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’ve been playing with these colors–blue/grey, light olive–too, but never thought of using gilder’s paste. (Still learning about all the coloring media like you are.) From what I learned here, the paste could be fantastic. Thanks for this great pick.

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great pick! I love gilders paste. Agree on what Blooming Ideas say about it. I have just begun to use it but I imediatly thought what blooming ideas wrote. Think I will try it on my paintings as well! To use it over patina must giva great effect.

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I envy the expertise I see exampled here. I’ve not tried anything like that. I think I would love it. Have you all just tried these things on your own or attended any classes at all? I am so slow, I find difficulty getting the time to just string together my ideas. I love these discussions.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I haven’t taken any jewelry class at all and haven’t read books eihter, skimmed one of two maybe. Read two beadingmagazins. The most stuff I have learnd over internet, here at LB and other places. Experimenting and making lots of error :D

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, gilders paste is just like a shoe polish, gives you a translucent finish, if you buff it, but you can also use it more like a patina( I did that with the teal BB ), you have to seal it with the matte metal spray, if you are using it on metal, the beauty of it is that it can be use almost on anything, metal, acrylic,polymer clay etc..Granny you do not need classes there are tutorials all over the internet, LB has one too, I agree with Frida experimenting and learning from my own mistakes works for me too!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I am allergic to classes. :) I feel like everyone there knows more than I do and is more talented so I prefer the trial and error method, too. There are a lot of good books and tutorials like they said but you still need to get your hands on it and try it yourself. That’s where the expense comes in. In order to try these things you need to make some kind of investment. This is what Hubby does not understand. :)

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh, and these chickies have a ton of knowledge and are very willing to share it! :)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    The only classes I have ever taken were for stained glass and then it was only because a friend wanted to take the class. I taught my self to sew, embroider, make wreaths, and lots of other artsy craft type things. I do have lots of books on jewelry making…good step vy step instructional photos are.sometimes the best teacher. The try it and see if it works method usually works best for me. Sometimes you learn more that way actually.

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi ladies. I hit the “buy” button for the African brass (green) gilder’s paste and the cute TierraCast leaves. You all have given me the enthusiastic thumbs-up to try it. :)
    I’ll put this project at the top of my list and post when I come up with something good.

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