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
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