I’m curious by nature, so when I ran across the Swellegant line of metal coatings and patinas I knew right away that I wanted to experiment and see what I could do with them.
The quick answer? Many things. Many, many things!
Amazingly enough, the combination of Metal Coatings and Patinas creates the look of weathered and aged metal, almost instantly.
Best of all? You don’t need to work on metal to get the effects. You can get that look on chipboard, plastic, wood, resin, and many other surfaces. And metal of course.
The system includes a Prep and Sealant, 5 colors of Metal Coatings, 4 Patinas, and 13 Dye Oxides. In today’s video I’ll explain everything but the Dye Oxides, though using them is as simple as applying a few drops of color. Add it on the Metal Coating or on the Patinas. Go back and forth, adding a little of this and a little of that and you’ll get some interesting and unique results.
What I like the most about this system is how easy it is to work with and to get really nice results. In the video you’ll hear me repeat that it’s important to consider your surface and whether it requires the Prep and the really big rule: Patinas need to be applied to a surface where the Metal Coating is moist. That’s it – just 2 rules. Follow them and you’ll get wonderful results!
I’m the most fascinated by the notion that I can create aged metal and patinas on things like plastic and chipboard. Think of the possibilities!
Supplies For This Video:
The Swellegant System – Metal Coatings, Patinas, Dye Oxides, Prep and Sealer
Ideaology Components – plastic, metal, and wood all make wonderful surfaces