Magic Metallics™ are water-based acrylics that contain ground metal particles. When dry the surface will appear and feel like a metal or rusted surface.
Magic Metallics™ can be applied to almost any paintable surface: glass, wood, fabric, Styrofoam, paper, ceramic, etc. Magic Metallics™ is NOT a faux painting process but an actual layering of metal particles.
Magic Metallics™ Patina and Rapid Rust act to oxidize Magic Metallic metal acrylics. Copper, Gold and Dark Bronze will develop a patina stain when treated with MM-202 Green Patina. Steel will rust when treated with MM-305 Rapid Rust.
The metallic finishes can be mixed to create an endless variety of metallic colors; Magic Metallics can also be mixed with acrylic paint.
Shake well and frequently before use – the metal particles will settle to the bottom. The surface should be completely clean, dry and free from dust. The inside of hollow objects should be sealed prior to the application of the metals. Porous surfaces should be sealed with an acrylic paint prior to applying Magic Metallics™. Apply a basecoat of the metallic finish. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat. If you desire a patina or rust (steel only) finish, apply the appropriate solution while the second coat is still wet and slightly tacky. You can use a brush, sponge or spritzer bottle to apply oxidizing liquids. As the solution dries, the Patina will develop. Once the desired effect is achieved remove excess moisture with a paper towel, hair dryer, or fan. The metals will continue to oxidize as long as they are exposed to water or oxidizing liquids. Seal with AC-502 Matte Sealer to prevent further oxidation.
Magic Metallics® are certified as Non-Toxic, safe for use by artists of all ages when used according to manufacturer’s directions. For ornamental use only.
The metal base coat needs to be wet and then apply a liberal coat of the Rapid Rust or Patina onto the wet surface.
Yes, it is recommended to seal the surface with a water based acrylic prior to applying Magic Metallics™.
Yes, the sealer stops the oxidization process. Mayco recommends sealing with MM-502 Matte Sealer.
Yes. Since Magic Metallics™ contain real metal, you don’t want to mix this with a fired product.
Yes. Softees Acrylics are perfect base to seal porous surface. However, do not use with the Dazzling Metallics Softees.
Magic Metallics™ Rapid Rust of Patina can be applied with a sponge, brush, or by spraying on with a spritzer cap