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
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.
- 3 Grams size
- 10 Grams size
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Art Clay Gold 5g Clay 22k
INGREDIENTS: 95% of indicated weight is K22 (Gold 91.7%, Silver 8.3 %). After firing: K22 100%
FIRING TEMPERATURE / HOLDING TIME: 1814ºF for 60 min. Shrinkage: 15%
MELTING POINT: 1931ºF
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Gold accent paints - brush on gold details.
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.
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24K Accent Gold for Silver™ Paint This product consists of one gram of pure, 24 K gold powder dispersed in a non-toxic water based liquid medium. It is used to apply gold accent layers to fine silver jewelry articles, including those prepared from silver clay. Accent Gold for Silver™ paint is used by applying it with either a brush or a knife tip to a silver piece, drying, and then heating the piece to bond the gold powder to itself and the silver. After cooling, the gold layer is burnished and the desired final finish is applied
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