Lovely casts of antique bronze originals. Made from Featherlite Resin, Sandable Primer, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Paint, and Clear Coat Finish. Painted to look like antiqued bronze.
Featherlite resin is very lightweight, which is why I like to use them. It's a little more delicate than heavier plastics - you can snap it with your hands. So naturally, handle it carefully. (Just an FYI I have to put on here for those of us clumsy or rough folk...)
I’m not a master mold maker or caster but I do try to make things look as nice as possible. As these are all handmade and painted so there will be minor imperfections. I take good closeup photos so you can see exactly what you get.
On the checkout page please select "Mirrored Angels ONLY" shipping to get the correct price / discount. They'll ship first class. If you'd rather upgrade to Priority or UPS Ground feel free to select that option on the checkout page :)
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Pricing: why so expensive? Here are the steps involved in making these pieces.
It begins with a mold, that only has to be done once, but takes an initial investment in time and money. A silicone mold is made after prepping the original angels with a sealant and a release agent. Silicone parts are mixed and poured over the angels, cured, and a mold is made.
To run each angel in resin: parts A and B of Featherlite Resin are individually mixed. Then both parts are thoroughly mixed together and poured into the mold. After curing a few hours, they are taken out. The angels are then sanded and any imperfections or edges are scraped away with a knife.
After this, they need a primer to have paint be able to stick to them. Putting paint directly on resin doesn’t work well. I use a quality sandable primer and let it dry. Then, I paint the front of the angels with black. After this dries, I dry brush gold on top. This technique adds dimension and contrast rather than just painting the angels a flat gold. It brings out the detail and makes them look more like bronze - the original angels’ material. After the gold dries, I spray them with a clear coat to seal in the color and protect them.
Please note that the backs are unfinished. Generally people use these to decorate things on a flat surface, so the backs are never seen :)
Silicones, resins, other molding materials and equipment are quite pricey - so these little angels, in addition to labor, cost me a lot to make. But as far as I know, I’m the only place that supplies them, and I think they’re a pretty fair price for something so rare!
No returns or cancellations on this item - sorry! If you are unhappy please contact us and we will of course try to fix any issues and make you happy again.