I love working with patinas and painting, my favorite colors of course being the blue-greens. However.... the end result can be very unpredictable, but I think I'm getting the hang of the process to actually duplicate the colors pretty close each time. I make sure that the brass and copper bases are raw by removing any protected sealers, it seems to take the color faster with overall better coverage.
There are a number of suppliers out there, my favorite being Swellegant, they also offer a number of dyes & how to videos to help you out.
Below are a few pieces I've made using this product, as you can see the end results have been pretty close.
I used copper for the chain/leather fringe earrings and tribal triangles, the large flower pods with raw brass.
◄ this finish, I added a tad of deep blue and then dipped it again in the regular solution, I couldn't be happier with this flow over embossed copper, its just gorgeous!
These flower pods turned out a little more green, but I've made others with veins of deeper blue here and there.
Hope this sends you some inspiration for the day. Thanks for stopping by, share a few comments if you can and we will see you again later this month.