|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 01-29-2009 11:59 PM||1075 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
Second Meteorite I’ve made. This one is made from walnut, but that doesn’t really matter because it was covered in iron based paint and patinated with a secret formula I have developed (Ammonia, vinegar and salt- Ooops! secret’s out!)
I decided originally that I would cover the entire surface with the “golf ball” effect, but then changed my mind and decided to only do the top half. I was going to leave the patina on just the top half and finish the bottom (which I had sanded to 320 grit) natural, but if you’ve ever gotten vinegar and iron together on walnut, you know what happens. So plans changed yet again.
Overall, I like the effect, wish I had hollowed it further (probably 1/2” thick on the bottom- which I left for carving, but then didn’t…) Being made of iron, the weight doesn’t really detract to much. I am debating spraying a clear coat over it, because it changes the color. If I don’t, my hands turn orange.
Comments and such welcome…