Crazy About Patina
by Rebecca Brooks.
Cut out the leaf, file away the sharp edges. Wash with hot soapy water, dry and don’t touch the pendant with your bare fingers. Get medium sized bowl with lid or plastic wrap to cover.
Added crushed vinegar and salt chips, DON’T crush all the chips too small! Let there be some large and medium sized pieces mostly. The patina will develop where there is NO CHIP touching it.
Sprinkled white vinegar on chips in bowl, gingerly add copper leaf, delicately add a thinner layer of broken chips, mist with more white vinegar but don’t drown! 🙂
Cover and wait…. I let it set for 4 hours then took it out to dry. After cleaned of potato chunks and dry I lightly sprayed acrylic matte clear coat three times and added chain.
I have always loved the mingling of fiery orange copper against the vivid teal, turquoise and kelly green of a patina! It transfixes me and I stare and stare, looking at every tiny detail and blob of bright rosy orange in the middle of a large acid green and turquoise blue speckled splotch 🙂