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Copper Patina Gate II #9: Aged Patina

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Blog entry by newTim posted 07-25-2009 09:34 PM 12626 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Apply the Patina Part 9 of Copper Patina Gate II series Part 10: Charles Neil Trick »

Now I get to the good part. I wish I had taken pictures right after I had first applied the chemicals because the patina continued to mellow in the sun, but you can’t really see the difference. As I said in the last blog, I really hated the initial finish. It looked like a biological mess. You get the idea. Anyway, I learned you can easily wipe the patina with a rag to either remove some spots or blend them with others. This time around I didn’t seal it in wax nor did I rinse it with water at this point. I just let it sit in the sun. The final finish is, IMO, better than the finish in these photos, but I like these too. These were taken after several days. Sometimes the best thing you can do to a thing is nothing at all. The art of patience? In any event, I can’t wait to show you the final finish. ;)

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com



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StevenAntonucci

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#1 posted 07-26-2009 12:17 AM

Is it a hot or cold process? I have used both, and I get a lot of greens and blue, but no yellows or oranges. Assume it’s sheet copper and not foil?

Like it a lot. Cupric Nitrate? What else?

-- Steven

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newTim

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 01:53 AM

It is a hot process. Click on the previous blog to view. And the Garden Gate 1 series. I ordered the chemicals through ArtChemicals. They have many premixed that will produce certain colors. Check out this page from my first series. http://lumberjocks.com/newTim/blog/9184 Also the picture below:

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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dchi

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 07:59 PM

Tim,
I like the blues and coppery areas in the middle. I have done one similar to that part for a backsplash.

Azul Copper

-- Don in Nashville- http://www.ColorCopper.com - Aged copper sheets for cabinets, furniture, bar tops, backsplash, range hoods, and table tops.

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newTim

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 08:14 PM

Don… wow, it looks great. I’ve thought about making copper panels for the doors, but not the backsplash. I just finished my third gate and a bed with a copper patina panel. I have a blog on both and will post project pictures soon.

Re your technique… did you use a hot or cold process? Which chemicals did you use? I don’t know much about this and would like to learn all I can.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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JAGWAH

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 08:18 PM

Looks great! But the term aged patina, thats like the term wet water. Besides arn’t you doing young patina?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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dchi

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 01:01 AM

Thanks Jagwah. It’s time travel that makes my patina possible…LOL!!! I like your guitar you did for Christmas. Very nice!

-- Don in Nashville- http://www.ColorCopper.com - Aged copper sheets for cabinets, furniture, bar tops, backsplash, range hoods, and table tops.

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#7 posted 04-18-2011 07:25 PM

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!! how in the world did you get the beautiful teal turquoise? which chemical made that?

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newTim

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#8 posted 04-19-2011 05:37 PM

Thanks Carolyn… I think the best place to go is ArtChemicals.com. They have a bunch of pre-mixed chemicals with a color chart. They also have some recipies, techniques, and videos.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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