Multicolored accents on steel nail sculpture
I found it was time to make a bigger braze welded sculpture. To enhance this sculpture I chose steel accents painted in brilliant multicolored metallic colors. These where airbrushed over the primed geometric accents. These, along with the brazed nail support, where sealed with a gloss lacquer finish to enhance the metallic finishes. This sculpture is available in my Etsy shop.
When I made this sculpture, I attached mounting hooks so it could be wall mounted either horizontally or vertically to increase versatility. Mounting this vertically will get you the most decorative impact when horizontal space on a wall may be limited or if you need to change the perspective in your decor.
Near Perfect Circle Without Plasma Cutter!
All these accents were meticulously HAND CUT with an angle grinder. No plasma cutter or water jet was used! The circle above looks perfect but it is not. I was designed with a $2 compass, a Sharpie and was cut manually from 16 gauge steel sheet. The lines were maintained and after cutting as close as possible to the lines without removing them, the shape edges where grinded to the lines.
Controlled Spraying Creates Interesting Effects
The metallic paints where applied with a single stage airbrush. Two or more colors were sprayed on the accents to give interesting shading and contrast effects. Take note that the single stage airbrush lacks the precision and the finesse of a two stage aribrush with a trigger assembly.
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