I wanted to keep my sculpture white instead of trying a patina. My professor suggested a milk finish.
I used organic skim milk (because I had some left over in my fridge, not because I’m a organic food snob) on my sculpture. I got up to about five coats…and then I stopped counting. Let’s just say that you should keep painting until a nice translucent shine is achieved.
Safe to say that using milk as a finish was incredibly successful. Next time I think I might try to use whole milk. A friend in my class decided that she wanted to try a milk finish and you can see on her sculpture that the finish is a bit more opaque.