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ACS Gold Foil 2" x 1.56" 24 Karat

Art Clay Gold Foil For Keum-bo heat piece to 850F and burnish while hot! EASY!
Apply to fired, finished silver and fire to 1472F , then burnish and polish.
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Accent Gold for Silver™ Paint 1 gram

Accent Gold for Silver ™ (AGS2)

Pure 24K Gold Embellishment - Application and Firing Instructions

This new, improved version of Accent Gold for Silver™ (AGS2) now includes a binder that creates a smooth, creamy, 24K gold paint that is a dream to apply and fuse to articles made from both fired and unfired silver clay, fine silver, sterling silver, and Argentium™ sterling silver.

These instructions are exclusively for AGS2 and do not apply to previous versions of the product. This improved version of Accent Gold for Silver™ is now the easiest, most affordable way to add the pure 24K gold accents to your jewelry creations.

  Surface Preparation

  • Prepare the surface to receive Accent Gold for Silver™ according to the metal used:
  • Fine Silver: Apply a satin finish or pickle to a bright white.
  •  Fired Silver Clay: Apply to white, freshly fired surface or pickle to a bright white.
  •  Silver Clay Greenware: Do all pre-fire finishing. Clay can be dry or partially dry.
  •  Sterling Silver: Depletion gild to a bright white.
  • Argentium™ Sterling: Apply a satin finish or pickle to a bright white.

    Gold Preparation

    After removing the shrink wrap from the Accent Gold for Silver™ container, tap the jar on a flat surface to gather the gold at the bottom of the container. Add 12 drops of distilled water and 4 drops of glycerine to the Accent Gold for Silver™ powder using the provided dropper. Mix the liquid into the powder by agitating the container quickly back and forth. It takes just a few seconds to fully wet the dry ingredients. The material will tend to gather into a blob when completely mixed. Light patches on the surface are unincorporated gold powder. Agitate until the material is fully wetted. Use a wetted #3 Red Sable paintbrush to stir the gold mixture and test the consistency.

    The consistency you are aiming for is a smooth and creamy paint. It should not be runny. If the mixture is too thick, add water one drop at a time and stir with the paintbrush. If the mixture is thin and drippy, allow it to sit open for a few minutes to evaporate some of the water. The consistency can be somewhat thick or a little thin and be applied successfully once you learn the ideal thickness of the coat.

     

    Application

    Accent Gold for Silver™ can be applied using a paint brush, clay shaper or any other tool that you deem usable for this purpose. Paint, draw, daub, or drizzle it on.

    For flat, broad areas, draw, paint or daub using a #3 Red Sable paintbrush. For drizzle designs or to draw, try a Clay Shaper. I like the Flat Chisel shape for the precise line I can get. The chisel edge also works well as a squeegee for the gold container, and because the tip is silicone, the gold flakes off for easy recovery.

    Apply in one or two even coats, drying thoroughly between coats. Accent Gold for Silver™ will not bond properly if the gold is not completely dry.

    The gold layer should be applied sufficiently thick that the silver below cannot be seen through the gold. The gold layer should be even and fully opaque, however if the gold is applied too thickly, it will fail to bond properly. The layer should be about as thick as 2 pieces of paper.

    Make sure the edges of your gold design are sharp and crisp. Where the material is not thick enough, it will partially alloy into the silver and appear very pale. If the material puddles in crevices, spread it out for an even coat.

    Firing

    Torch Firing: Fine Silver, Silver Clay Greenware, Sterling and Argentium™ Silver

    Heat until the silver glows dull salmon and the gold glows bright orange. Hold for 2 minutes.

    Kiln Firing: Silver Clay Greenware

    Items are placed on a kiln shelf and inserted into and removed from the kiln while its at it's target temperature, so be prepared with a firing glove and tongs for fast insert and removal. Kiln tongs are a great accessory for moving a kiln shelf in and out of the kiln safely and quickly. Fire for 20 minutes in a pre-heated kiln at any temperature between 1110F and 1650F.

    Finishing

    It's important to compact the fired surface very well and a curved burnisher is very good tool for the job. After compacting or "burnishing" the surface, you can polish and buff or tumble. 24K gold is very soft and easily abraded. Do not use aggressive abrasives or files. Use only polishing grits.

    Design

    Tips

    Accent Gold for Silver™ is best on smooth, flat or low relief surfaces. It is difficult to burnish tight areas after firing, so extures with fine lines are not a good choice for adding AGS as the gold tends to "clog" up the lines and obliterate detail.

    Try stick-on type templates as a mask to apply Accent Gold for Silver™ in intricate patterns and designs. For best results, set the template on a flat surface, burnish to seal the edges. Apply AGS with a brush in 2 even coats. Don't worry if the old gets on the template, it will be recovered later. After the second coat has dried, peel off the template over a piece of

    lean white paper to catch the bits the will flake off of the template. The pattern will come away clean leaving dried gold on 

     the template surface. Scrape the dried bits back into the container to recycle.

    For metal clay greenware, check the manufacturer's firing schedule for the clay you want to use. If it can be properly sintered in 20 minutes at any temperature between 1110F and 1650F, it is a good candidate for co-firing. You'll also have to determine if the item you wish to make is suitable for a shorter firing. The longest, hottest firing recommended for co-firing is 20 minutes at 1650F, which is decent firing for strength. If you feel the item you want to add gold to needs a longer firing you'll have to fire your silver first and then add Accent Gold for Silver™ to the freshly fired surface and torch fire for 2 minutes or kiln fire for 20 minutes at 1110F. Firing beyond 20 minutes in a kiln will result in partial alloying of the gold into the silver. If the firing is too short, the bond will not be complete. 

     

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    Keep the jar tightly closed when not using to keep the product hydrated. If you do not plan to use the paint regularly, check the moisture content of Accent Gold for Silver™ every week or so when not using and add a drop of two of water as needed 

     to keep it hydrated. Any bits of dried gold from a brush or any other tool you use can be added back into the Accent Gold for Silver™ container and recycled.

    If the material ever dries out completely, just add a couple of drops of water and allow it to sit for a minute or two to rehydrate.

    An Angle Chisel Clay Shaper works great for scraping down the sides of the container without losing any material. Allow the gold to dry on the Clay Shaper, then scratch the dried bits back into the jar with your fingernail to recycle.

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    Gold PMC Clay 3 gram 22K 11% shrinkage

    GOLD-Using PMC Gold
    This 22 karat material is an alloy of 91.7% gold and 8.3% silver, refined into microscopic particles that fuse at relatively low temperatures. This unique combination provides rich yellow color and unusual strength. PMC Gold can be used alone, or as a decorative element on silver items. Consider these possibilities: Co-fire silver and gold PMC side by side Layer silver and gold to make precious metal woodgrain patterns Solder or fuse PMC Gold elements to fabricated and cast items As with silver PMC, you can rehydrate with clean water, and make your own slip from sanding dust. Because Gold PMC has the working properties of PMC3, we suggest that newcomers test ideas in that material.
    Working with PMC Gold
    Artists who have used other versions of PMC before will find that the gold is slightly denser. This will make it feel a little stiffer, and explains why it will take longer for water to penetrate. Before using, knead the material while it is still in its plastic wrapping to loosen the structure. Add small amounts of water to compensate for drying during working, but be conservative. Seal unused material to retain moisture. Use wood, plastic, rubber, and steel tools. Finishing is done just like any precious metal, including abrasives, tumbling, hand burnishing, and polishing compounds. PMC Gold can be soldered with any gold solder below 22 karat.
    Firing PMC Gold
    As with other metal clays, allow the work to dry, preferably overnight. Drying may be hastened with moderate heat. The recommended firing apparatus is a programmable electric kiln, which provides dependable control. Schedule A: 900º C (1650º F) at least 10 minutes Schedule B: 850º C (1560º F) at least 30 minutes Schedule C: 750º C (1380º F) at least 60 minutes Schedule D: 700º C (1290º F) at least 90 minutes
    Torch Firing
    It is also possible to fire PMC Gold with any jewelers torch. Dry completely, set work on a soldering pad, and bring to a red glow. Hold at this temperature for at least two minutes.
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    AURA 22k gold paint

    Aura 22-A New Idea in Gold Embellishment


    Concept
    Tiny particles of pure gold (91.6%) are blended with 8.4% fine silver particles to create a precious metal with deep yellow color and the ability to fuse to silver at relatively low temperatures. The result is a layer of gold that is considerably thicker than possible with electroplating.
    Uses
    Aura 22 is ideally suited to work with all versions of PMC and metal clay. It can also be used on wrought fine silver and, with care, on sterling that has been properly prepared (see be low). Unlike electroplating, Aura 22 requires no special equipment. Because it can be painted on, Aura 22 offers gestural responses unlike any other gold layering process. It is especially recommended for heavily textured surfaces, and for embellishing areas that would be difficult to cover with alternative techniques. Aura 22 involves almost no waste and a relatively small investment. A one gram package can usually embellish 20-30 objects.

    Applying
    The proper consistency of the material is a creamy paste that spreads like nail polish. Each package comes with a bottle of Media, which can be used to refresh the Aura22 if it dries. Add a drop or two, allow to sit for a few minutes, then stir. Use a scribe, a large sewing needle, or similar smooth tools-extra Aura22 can be easily wiped off and returned to the container.
    The surface of the metal should be cean and dry. No other special preparation is necessary. Apply an even layer of Aura 22 with a scribe, paintbrush, or rubber tipped tool. Uneven thickness will show up as different shades of gold. Two layers are usually sufficient, but three layers will guarantee a rich, pure gold color. Allow the Aura 22 to dry, completely between layers, usually 20-30 minutes. Do not force the drying (for instance with a hair dryer) be cause this hardens the outer surface and traps moisture inside. There is no problem with allowing the Aura 22 layer to wait several days before fusing.

    Fusing
    Kiln
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    Torch
    Set the dried work onto a soldering pad and heat it slowly until the silver glows with a radiant red color. When this color appears, the fusing occurs instantly. Metalsmith will recognize this as the color just beyond the flow point of hard solder.
    Hot Pot
    Use a normal firing sequence, with 30 grams of gel fuel.
    Finishing
    Polish the Aura 22 layer by hand burnishing, brass brushing, rubbing with fine steel wool, or tumbling. At this point the work can be soldered, enameled, and colored following usual procedures.

    Safety
    Aura 22 contains a binder that burns off during the fusing process. The gases released are not toxic, but we recommend that you do not inhale them. Do not lean directly over the work during fusing. If media gets on your skin or in your eyes, rinse well with water. Preparing Sterling Aura 22 works best on fine silver, but it can be used on sterling. Prepare the object by creating a layer of fine silver on sterling by depletion gilding. Heat the piece until it oxidizes to a dark gray, then quench it in jeweler's pickle. Rinse in water and repeat the process at least six times. You can apply Aura 22 now or, even better, paint on a layer of PMC Paste (any version). Al low this to dry, then paint the Aura 22 onto this layer. Fusing and finishing follows the steps described above.

    Aura is a trademark of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation- Aura 22 is protected by patent 5,376,328 (12/27/94}. © PMC Guild, 2004
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    AURA 22k gold paint

    Aura 22-A New Idea in Gold Embellishment


    Concept
    Tiny particles of pure gold (91.6%) are blended with 8.4% fine silver particles to create a precious metal with deep yellow color and the ability to fuse to silver at relatively low temperatures. The result is a layer of gold that is considerably thicker than possible with electroplating.
    Uses
    Aura 22 is ideally suited to work with all versions of PMC and metal clay. It can also be used on wrought fine silver and, with care, on sterling that has been properly prepared (see be low). Unlike electroplating, Aura 22 requires no special equipment. Because it can be painted on, Aura 22 offers gestural responses unlike any other gold layering process. It is especially recommended for heavily textured surfaces, and for embellishing areas that would be difficult to cover with alternative techniques. Aura 22 involves almost no waste and a relatively small investment. A one gram package can usually embellish 20-30 objects.

    Applying
    The proper consistency of the material is a creamy paste that spreads like nail polish. Each package comes with a bottle of Media, which can be used to refresh the Aura22 if it dries. Add a drop or two, allow to sit for a few minutes, then stir. Use a scribe, a large sewing needle, or similar smooth tools-extra Aura22 can be easily wiped off and returned to the container.
    The surface of the metal should be cean and dry. No other special preparation is necessary. Apply an even layer of Aura 22 with a scribe, paintbrush, or rubber tipped tool. Uneven thickness will show up as different shades of gold. Two layers are usually sufficient, but three layers will guarantee a rich, pure gold color. Allow the Aura 22 to dry, completely between layers, usually 20-30 minutes. Do not force the drying (for instance with a hair dryer) be cause this hardens the outer surface and traps moisture inside. There is no problem with allowing the Aura 22 layer to wait several days before fusing.

    Fusing
    Kiln
    Click here for full instructions
    Torch
    Set the dried work onto a soldering pad and heat it slowly until the silver glows with a radiant red color. When this color appears, the fusing occurs instantly. Metalsmith will recognize this as the color just beyond the flow point of hard solder.
    Hot Pot
    Use a normal firing sequence, with 30 grams of gel fuel.
    Finishing
    Polish the Aura 22 layer by hand burnishing, brass brushing, rubbing with fine steel wool, or tumbling. At this point the work can be soldered, enameled, and colored following usual procedures.

    Safety
    Aura 22 contains a binder that burns off during the fusing process. The gases released are not toxic, but we recommend that you do not inhale them. Do not lean directly over the work during fusing. If media gets on your skin or in your eyes, rinse well with water. Preparing Sterling Aura 22 works best on fine silver, but it can be used on sterling. Prepare the object by creating a layer of fine silver on sterling by depletion gilding. Heat the piece until it oxidizes to a dark gray, then quench it in jeweler's pickle. Rinse in water and repeat the process at least six times. You can apply Aura 22 now or, even better, paint on a layer of PMC Paste (any version). Al low this to dry, then paint the Aura 22 onto this layer. Fusing and finishing follows the steps described above.

    Aura is a trademark of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation- Aura 22 is protected by patent 5,376,328 (12/27/94}. © PMC Guild, 2004
    Click here for full instructions

    Click here for a new way to fire

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    Gold Keum Boo Foil 3 1/2" Square

    Gold Foil 23.5K Larger than the art clay gold foil. about the same price per gram.
    • $78.00
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    Gold Keum Boo Foil 3 1/2" Square

    Gold Foil 23.5K Larger than the art clay gold foil. about the same price per gram.
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