So this time around I decided to mix my own chemicals. It really gave me an appreciation for the pre-mixed solutions available at Sculpt Neuveu, but there is a level of understanding you just can’t get unless you try it for yourself. Regardless of how I got there I must say I’m really happy with the result. Even my wife likes it and she’s a professional artist; high praise indeed.
This time around I also wanted to experiment with different colors and techniques so I cut up some sample tiles. And talk about cool tools, this sheet metal cutter is great.
I got the chemicals from The Science Company in Denver and more or less (tried to) followed their patina recipies. Combining dry and liquid measures is not my thing and I have much to learn.
I printed labels with the recipe number, formula, and color so I could keep track.
And here’s yours truly in action with some samples.
In the next installment I’ll do the headboard panel.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com