The pandemic forced us to stay in our homes, and consequently, pick up new hobbies that kept us occupied. Some have discovered their hidden cooking talent, some got into gaming, while there are some who enrolled themselves into courses related to their field of interest. If you’ll classify yourself as someone who is artistic, you’ve probably picked up a brush, a paint, or a colouring book. For us at LIQMET liquid metals, we didn’t stop exploring the bounds of liquid metals, it’s use, and more over the past year! We love every bit of it and it helped unleash our creativity. So whether you’re an artist or someone who just enjoys art, we know you’ll love it as much as we do. Why not try to pick up some sample pots of liquid metals and try your hand at it? Who knows, you might just be able to come up with a new masterpiece. If you’re still on the fence about it, here are some DIY ideas. Metal Sign and Decorative Pieces Custom made decorative signages are getting more popular these days in home design. Decorative wall art signage gives a modern yet rustic atmosphere. It’s stylish and upbeat but retains a homey feel, making it an excellent addition to interior design.
Beautiful, right? To create something like this, you only need a medium density fibreboard or any substrate really! Pick a design, and have fun with LIQMET colours and viscosity. For a more step by step guide, watch this video that we’ve prepared.
Pewter Door Ready to add a rustic, classy feel into your home and even shop? Try using liquid metals to create a pewter door or knobs. While this project may take a while to allow for overnight drying of liquid metals, you will surely be delighted about your final product! You don’t need a lot to make your own pewter front door. For a start, you can go for LIQMET Pewter Brush Viscosity and a regular paint brush. Make sure to cover the entire surface you want to work on with liquid metal of your choice. And don’t forget the edges! With your chosen brush viscosity, you can create any texture you want. For some inspiration, check out our Liquid Metal Finishes on Doors. Once you’re done covering the surface with liquid metals and creating the texture you like, allow the surface to dry overnight. Then, using a 120 grit sandpaper, sand the surface in horizontal and vertical direction. Sand all the edges to give them a smooth finish. Clear the surface from dust and any residue to complete the project. Lastly, polish the surface to give it a metal shine and apply a clear coating for it to retain its current finish.
Sculptures Got a piece that you really love? Upgrade its look and make it timeless by coating it with liquid metals. The steps are simple and almost similar to applying coatings on a pewter food that we’ve discussed here earlier. For more inspiration, you can also check out this page.
Jewellery What we love about liquid metals is, it can be applied to any surface, including your jewellery! Yes, you read that right! If you’re overwhelmed with big projects we mentioned earlier, you can start small and apply liquid metal coatings to some trinkets or pieces of jewellery.
Join the club: Learn how to maximise liquid metals! Excited to explore liquid metals for your next project but still want to learn more? We’ve got you covered! Join our community of creative people and get access to basic courses on making metal finishes. Register here. Then, order your own LIQMET liquid metal today! We deliver worldwide (except Bahrain).