Thanks for the comments. The color is done with a pencil flame propane torch. You just touch the edge with the flame and back off when you see the blue develop. It will creep into the center and turn that straw color. The clear coat is an automotive coating. The product is called KBS clear Diamond Finish. It is pricey ($17.75) per raddle can, but worth it. You can do a lot of projects with one can. This finish likes humidity and about 70 degrees. The humidity make it cure. If you do it in a dry environment it will take forever to dry and cure. I use two coats. When cured it is hard as a rock and is hard to scratch. AND, it is a direct to metal product. I love this stuff. It takes around 5 +/- hours to make one of these roses when you start with a 55 gallon drum.
The question was asked if I make other things. Yes I do and will post them soon.