Friday, 14 September 2007


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This was fun! You can try it too here.


ellene said...

Hey Mari~
Just to give you the patina info.- I learned it from a book. You take white vinegar and dampen a bunch of sawdust with it, then you dip your metal in salt water, and bury it in the damp sawdust. It only takes about a day or so. I think it works with copper or brass. If you hover the metal on a screen over ammonia, it turns blue. I haven't tried that one though. Try it, it's fun!

-mari- said...

Thank you for the information! I'd really like to try that.
I once dipped metal cake tins in ferro chloride, that I used in etching... but the result wasn't very good, not the kind of patina I was looking for:)