|Project by Dan'um Style||posted 11-14-2007 04:30 AM||9226 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Quick overview of the process
Start with stoneware tile, but it could be any material … wood, plaster, metal, interior or exterior …
Alternating coats of copper and liquid bronze solution.
Before last coat is dry, brush or spray, liberal amounts of verde acid patina.
I wear rubber gloves and don’t breath too much >grinzzz< ....
Watch the piece until it gets darker … longer it sits, the darker it gets. When it is as dark as you want or when dry … dry will continue to react, rub thru the patina with steel wool or beartex. Rub hard to get completely back to the base metal. If you rub too much, you can always add more acid or bronzing etc.
I like the materials found on this website. If you surf around the site, there are many examples, tutorial and manuals free to download.
better yet … here is the link to the instruction manual
Photos are the finished tile, carving and green freshly pressed tile.
If there is interest in making tiles start by clicking on my blog's or ask a few questions.
Really is a fun way to make your wood carvings last forever,
-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain