Monday, August 27, 2012

Metalicious - Painted Patinas on Brass

A brass butterfly from Vintaj with Ranger Ink's patinas - it was quick, easy and I love the results. You paint the patina on the metal, it dries quickly, sand off some of the paint and voila - old, grungy and beautiful!

A bead cap (posing for its picture on a toothpick) ...

A filigree...

The butterfly on the left, before sanding, right, after sanding...

The colours verdigris and rust...

A Buddha bead from TierraCast - the patina didn't grip the slick surface as well as the brass pieces but I like the effect.

 A pretty bezel frame from Accessories Susan with "reverse antiquing" - wouldn't it look nice with vintage text and a pink rose?

The working set up - toothpicks in styrofoam.

Some of the patinas and a clear extender / topcoat. The paint is very thin and detail painting didn't work, the effects were best when the colours were allowed to flow into each other. So now I need to get busy and make some jewelry!

3 comments:

Edie Schmidt said...

Whoa :o this is great!! I love the way these turn out. Old and worn looking and loads of character!
P.S. thanks for stopping by!




The Shop Around the Corner said...

Beautiful work.
Stopping by to get acquainted with Le Mysterieux Carnival guests. Looking forward to it.
Much love,
Marcia

Ms Misantropia said...

Very very pretty, with an Edwardian feel :) Ps. I found you via Le Mysterieux Carnival :)