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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I used my usual trick... Fill the lacks with polymer clay, match color and decor with watercolor and permanent markers, then bake in oven for 20 minutes at 120°celsius.

    But.... When I took it off I was really disappointed with the result!

    Perhaps due to the copper base, the baked polymer clay darkened !!!

    It will remain as it is for the moment! I don't have the courage to remove the repairs and do all the process again :-/
    EDIT: not necessary to re-do all the job! See last pic :-))

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Pic#1: polymer clay filling the lacks
      Pic#2: matching yellow color and beginning the decor.
      Pic#3: the result BEFORE BAKING! (not so bad, uh?)
      Pic#4: the result AFTER BAKING... the clay darkened and the whole repairs look like patches! :-(
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      This is a lovely enamel box Pascale, in both your posts it has such a pretty floral pattern - no real damage, you are talented with your repairs. I tried to clean a rhinestone brooch with vinegar courtesy google advice & a stone fell off, so I have stopped trying!
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      I have the clay Pascale, but have never attempted to repair anything with it! I think, from your pics., that you did a great job! I would be very happy with the result! :^D Maybe that's why I don't do it though! Leave it to the experts! :^)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ha Jenni! Rhinestone jewelry is sooo sensitive to cleaning methods... and Google isn't always our friend, lol! Thank you for your visit, kind appreciation and love :-)

      Bill, thank you too for being so kind in your comment! (can I ask what for do you use polymer clay?) ;-))
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Right now a space taker! I got about 20 pounds of assorted colors, a few years ago(Cheap), and thought that I might try repairing some pottery/porcelain with it, but not yet! Just the other day at the Thrift I found 14 small packs, and had to talk myself out of buying them! :^)
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      I think it will only bother you - displayed in your collection friends would comment - "what an interesting old box, love the intricate design". Would they even really notice - probably just think it was an effect of aging. :-)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ô_ô 20 POUNDS!!!! Nearly enough for reparing the Venus of Milo! Lol :-D
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Dear Mary! Your comment warm up my heart! Of course, when someone haven't see how fine it was in "raw" state, before the baking, it is rather acceptable :-)
      Thank you!!!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      The old adage, "try and try again" !~
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Those of us like me Pascale who haven't seen an antique box like this before will always think it is just so beautiful and your work more than acceptable :) )
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oh, Phil, I won't try again on this one... but next time I'll bake it at lower temperature and for shorter time! Thank you for your visit, love and comment:-D

      Judy, thank you so much for your support! Since all of you appreciate the result, I'm now less deceived!

      Thanks to all of you 14 kyratisation lovers :-))
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      WOW! Amazing work! Beautiful piece!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oohh, no longer receiving emails when someone comment on my posts, I missed yours...
      Thank you Betweenhelens for your wow appreciation!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      I didn't remove the darken repair, only used white thin Posca marker and colored again with bright yellow permanent marker!
      Pic#3 before, pic#4 after :-D

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