Thursday, September 6, 2012

coloring metal, cont'd

mary jane dodd



julie spoke of ways to add color to metal yesterday and i wanted to continue the conversation as the use of patina has become quite near and dear to me... 

aside from los and salt & vinegar, i hadn't used anything in the way of patina... 

but there are times and places that you need just that in your designs... 

i love sculptor's grade patina - 


the use of opaque and translucent... layering, buffing, adding powders for sheen... 

i learned of it through shannon levart a.k.a. missficklemedia who has put together a wonderful tutorial.... 

as with anything, there is a learning curve, but shannon's tutorial is very informative and helps to explain the whole process.... this is truly one of the techniques that i am most grateful to have in my arsenal... 


and you can see how addicting it is!

7 comments:

stacilouise said...

I LOVE shannon's tutorial! I highly reccomend it. It's really so affordable, and she has taken all the guess work out for you!

And did I mention how fun it is?

stregajewellry said...

I love playing with patinas and will certainly check out this tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I have many bronz clay pieces that are just crying out for patina. I have tried colored pencils and paint and wipe techniques, Gilder's paste and love to play with something new.

Micheladas said...

Off to watch the tutorial now. thanks.

Julie Holmes said...

Beautiful colors Mary Jane! I love that purple in the flower..so cool!

Barb Fernald said...

I love Shannon's tutorial too! It has brought all kinds of color into my copper and brass.

Stacie said...

i have to try that!!

Barry said...

MJ- beautiful outcomes you are getting with the patinas - makes me want to take the time to check the tutorial out. Thanks. B

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