Heritage paints, part two

So I was on such a roll painting this weekend that I forgot to stop and take WIP pictures, but here are the Tiki Golem and centipede finished.

The Tiki Golem, in hindsight, probably should have had darker, redder tint to the body; more like the wood of his weapon.  Still he looks ok.  I did minimal highlighting with a mix of ivory and the Heritage brown.  The other colors are all regular craft paints.

tikigolemOne really nice touch on this figure is a little nest in the golem’s back.  I can’t really be sure what the animal is meant to be but I thought it was maybe some kind of possum or primate?  Porcupine? No idea.  I just painted him grey with a pink snoot.

tikigolem-2

Click to embiggen. What is that critter?

The centipede had a problem when I applied the sealer (in this case, Pledge Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish, which is the new brand used for the Future Floor Finish formula).  The Heritage paint dissolved into the finish!  This did not happen with the brown on the golem, so it must be something specific to the red paint.  Arg.

centipede-1This muddied the overall look of the figure, but it’s so small it doesn’t matter all that much.  Next time I’ll use a spray-on sealer, because the brushwork with the floor finish smeared the paint.

FWIW, I began trying the Future Floor Finish because I learned that spray-on sealers interact with polymer clay and leave a tacky finish, but the Future formula (basically acrylic) does not interact with polymer clay like Sculpey.  I am using it on metal now too because it is much to cold to use spray sealers right now, and the floor finish has no toxic fumes.

Anyway, this does leave me with some questions about the formula for Heritage Colors.  I’d heard somewhere that Heritage contracted with a paint company that also sold house paints and other industrial grade paints.  The plot thickens…

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