4 years ago#1
duanedesign
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I am looking for different 'recipes' for doing patinas on my wire sculptures. As of right now the only one I have found is for a rust look:

16 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide
2 oz. Vinegar
1/2 tbsp. Salt

I am interested in all kinds of finishes. A simple look that i want to figure out is metal with black in the recesses.

Most the wire I work with is Galvinized Steel.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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4 years ago#2
jade
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I found a great article with recipes for Japanese patinas: http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/japanese-patinas- foundation.htm
They talk about copper or stainless steel objects but I think one can experiment.

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4 years ago#3
duanedesign
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that is a neat link thanks!

I found a pretty neat magazine at my local independent book store. It is called 'Easy Wire'. Great magazine for metal wire jewelry. I was noticing that 'liver-of-sulfur' was mentioned a lot. I have seen it mentioned for antiquing silver and copper wire. Here is a video i found on using liver-of-sulfur.

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2 years ago#4
mickpearson
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HI DUENEDESIGN. look at this site www.jpennyltd.co.uk

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2 years ago#5
jade
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I suppose you refer to the patination products they have.

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2 years ago#6
mickpearson
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HI JADE. i thought it would help all that need extra backup and is good for anyone wanting to do the same thing.
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2 years ago#7
jade
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I'm sure it would.

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