Having left the cuff to dry for 24hrs, I was ready to add pigments. I have found it easier if I take it off the original bottle and make sure that the cling film is removed. The reason being is that I can make sure it dries completely.
I have used Bronze for the Cuff and I am going through a bit of a “gold” and “yellow ochre” phase with Bronze. This gives the bronze an “aged look” which I think makes the pieces look like burnished metal.
When you are close up you can see just how much detail you can pick up from the texture of the material. I need to be more adventurous with my choice of materials and not just keep reaching for recycle t-shirt.
All in all it took me under 5 minutes to model and 5 minutes to paint… OK I waited 24hrs between to let it dry but it is still a brilliant way to make a gift quickly which looks very effective at the end.