The paints actually contain real bits of metal so adding the patina solution results in real rust, and aging. I first started using them last year for Scrap n' Art Magazine and was giddy with the results! And it is so easy to create real patina finishes.
Here is an overview of the different patina's that result from each metal:
|Sorry for the bad lighting!|
I used Basics (cheap) Liquitex Copper paint as a basecoat because I have lots of surface to cover and VerDay paints are expensive and I will still get a great result. Yea, the real reason is I'm cheap!!! Note: The patina will only appear on the areas where I use the VerDay paints, not the Liquitex copper base coat.
|Planter with Copper Basecoat|
|Painting on Iron Paint|
|Adding Patina Solution|
I left it for the night and when I came back the next morning, here is what I found:
I think she is much happier now!
|Isn't this the coolest photo!!|
And here is where she will live:
I hope I don't kill that plant! It's partially not my fault since the planter has no drainage and it's a shallow and not much room for dirt and roots! So we will see what happens.
|Patina Leaves Canvas|
I recently posted a project on Art Anthology's blog featuring a canvas using their paints. I wanted to add some Tim Holtz gear embellishments to the canvas so to create rust on them, I used iron VerDay paint and patina solution. The metal gears took the paint beautifully and created genuine rust!
So if you are interested in creating a great patina finish on almost any surface, consider the Ten Second Studio VerDay Patina Paints.
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