Monday, November 18, 2019

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue


The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue


Floral Basket Sculpture:


Take a medium-sized basket (chip or any solid substance), brush it with glue on the inside, fill it with moss, and set it away to dry till the moss is stuck to the basket.


The moss should be raised in the center in the form of a mound. Have the wax sheeted in carmine.

Make the center of the basket in roses, rosebuds, and carnations, as they are the most durable. Mold the petals over the embossed muslin petals and bronze them with fire bronze—Nos. 4000 and 6000—as previously directed.


Drape the basket and the handle in smilax, having the wax for the smilax sheeted in chrome green; then mold over the embossed muslin leaves, bronze in green bronze, and drape loosely. Such a basket makes a pretty table ornament.


Directions For Bronzing 



All kinds of ornaments may be made in bronze—small animals, fish, shells, birds, statuary, etc. The mixture for casts should be the same shade as the bronze used.


Fish may be bronzed in silver, gold, and copper bronze; shells in silver, copper, gold, and some may be tinted with fire bronze on the exterior of the shell, but the interior of almost all shells must be tinted with paint; dogs in zinc, silver, and copper; birds in almost any shade.


Green Bronze Statuary: 



Prepare the mixture in chrome green No. 1. A little rosin may be added and a thick sprinkling of cut wire. Trim the object and rub with spirits of turpentine, then apply the green bronze—the two numbers, as directed.


Copper Bronze Statuary: 



Prepare the mixture in burnt umber and proceed as directed.




Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.