This tray which Michelle did was not cut out to create a filigree pewter piece. Instead, Michelle applied her patina, polished her work to create a beautiful shiny background and then re-applied patina with a paint brush to the design creating a stunning contrast between dark and light.
Pratliglo is the liquid glass product which we sell in the studio. It is a very simple but very precise process used to apply the product. Follow the instruction very carefully. I have a couple of important tips that will definitely help you through some issues you may have when working with it.
1. Never work with it when there is moisture in the air (when it is raining.) It will not set!
2. Equal quantities is imperative for the resin to set.
3. The two bottles of mixtures have to be thoroughly mixed; a missed speck of unmixed liquid on the side of the cup could cause the mixture not to set properly.
4. One box is sufficient for our long cocktail tray and two boxes is needed for the large square tray.
5. The ‘huffing’ not blowing motion over the poured resin is an extraordinary and fun process, the CO2 in your breath miraculously make the millions of bubbles disappear and leaves a beautiful clear glass effect.
6. Don’t forget to cover the tray properly, a hair or ant stuck in your glass finish won’t be great!