By Jim Seffens | 2 comments
Stands 10" high on wooden base. The hollow portion is mold formed papier-mache. Wings, feet, and beak are carved pine fitted into the cast. The finish is casein, with a final shellack.
November 6, 2018 at 4:36PM
Hi Jim, you are a professional! Great work! How does the casein work? I never never tried that before, but it looks tempting.
November 9, 2018 at 3:37AM
Thanks for your kind comment!
Casein is an interesting paint. It does take awhile to get used to it. It dries fast & can be difficult to brush out evenly. Multiple thin coats, separated by a coat of dilute shellack were my usual approach. My casein was a brand called Iddings, made for scenic painting. Casein can be used for some nice effects - like dry-brushing one color atop another for toning. It can also be polished. A small amount of clear acryllic medium mixed in to the casein can make it easier to handle. Unfortunately I'm not doing enough of this work anymore to keep a stock of casein on hand (it goes bad on the shelf.)
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