Saturday, 14 July 2012

Patina again



Just one more tag that I buried in vinegar-soaked tea leaves. This one I haven't washed to remove some of the patina, but let the patina form and then dry slightly before removing any stuck leaves and rinsing it. This resulted in a darker and bluer patina than in my previous attempts (check out the patina tag in this blog for pics).




It's just one tag: the first and second pic is of the same side, it's just the light playing tricks with the colour and patterns in the patina. I included both simply because I like the colours. The tag is the same size as always, roughly 16-17 mm, much smaller than they appear in the photos.

4 comments:

  1. You and I are patina mad.. and no wonder with colours like that to be found. Beautiful! Amazing how light can change the whole look of something! Great result.
    jenni

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    1. *lol* Ah, yes, and a great madness it is! Once you start it's hard to stop, really. You want to try new ideas, test different variations (such as baker's ammonia), look for new colours and patterns etc.

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  2. So that color came just from vinegar and tea leaves???Amazing!!

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    1. Yeah, cool, isn't it? Might've been a few grains of salt too, but still: what a way to colour metal! Not only are the results (often) great, but it's also so fun to do.

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