Thursday, June 23, 2011

My creative space...


In the Studio it's all about Patina at the moment.
I have been playing around with it for a while, but I never been completely satisfied with the results until finally I got the above result.
It's a brass ring, pieced and forged and then patinated and polished.

Here is how to:

  • Clean piece from all fats and oils
  • Dip into diluted Nitric acid (H2O: HNO3 - 2:1) for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Put in a airtight plastic container with a cotton ball that has been soaked with Ammonia -leave overnight or at least a few hours
  • Remove carefully and let it dry for 48hours or more if need - putting it in the sun (if you can find any) does speed and help the process
  • Seal with beeswax
I am pleased with this result but I am still enjoying my discovery journey of patinas. There are still many different processes to sass out. So hopefully more good results but definitely a few more failures on the way.

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Anonymous said...

This ring is wonderfull!
I had read about using Nitric acid and Ammonia but never saw the final result. Well, I have to say that it is terrific.


Cindy said...

it looks really beautiful. your creativity is endless!

Al Firdaus lifestile & interior said...

beautiful! an incredibly perfect patina and ring..

Hinerangi Hemara-Haeana said...

Love this ring, I've been wanting to try something similar for a while, such a great finish :)


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