Ranger's Weathered Patina Can Give an Aged Copper Look
My experience with patinas has been limited to creating several pairs of earrings with a Ranger selection of patinas called "Weathered". I used "Weathered" because it had the colors of jade, verdigris, and moss and it is designed to give the look of aged copper. I liked the results of it on these earrings. The colors remind me of the gorgeous water of the Florida Keys and I love copper so it was a win win for me. If you aren't familiar with patinas they are opaque inks, specially formulated to adhere to metals. The ink is fast drying and can be heat-set for added durability.
I then gathered the following materials.
Brass pieces to patina
Ranger 15-Inch-by-18-Inch non stick Craft Sheet
flat tipped paint brush
I watched my favorite video tutorial to review the process-- Vintaj Patina and Glaze Video Tutorial.
Before beginning I degreased all the items that I planned to patina. If you leave any greasy fingerprints or machine oil it will leave a spot that stubbornly resists any patina.
I then got to work.
|"Rusted Hardware" and "Faded Pickup" applied to this|