Saturday, December 8, 2012

Playing with patina....

I have been wanting to add some color to my metal work for awhile...and I happened upon Vintaj's
new patina inks. Just paint on, let dry and wow!
Here are a few pictures of some metal charms I had here that I tried the patinas on.

The top piece is untreated. The second and third created rusted and verdigris effects. The effects I achieved were from layering and blotting lightly wih soft cloth. I went over the lettering with a .01 permanent art pen after to bring the letters back out.

The second charm I tried was one with that overly shiny silver plating on it. I lightly roughed up the surface with steel wool and added the inks. It came out much nicer looking than the original charm I think!
I definitely plan on adding to my color palette. The two sets I purchased were Rusted Hardware and Weathered Copper. The color is permanent,and  Vintaj's also makes a sealer to add to that longevity.

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