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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 10-05-2013 11:20 PM 1216 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blue Blue Monday is a birch log turned and hollowed. Used the Carter Products Hollow Roller Xl. This piece is 17 inches to the top of the lid. Finial would add a couple more inches. Several layers of copper paint and copper leave. 3 different patinas added to get all the colors. Yes hard to believe but I did not use any dyes on this piece. This is off to the Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven Mi in the morning
C & C s welcome

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell





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#1 posted 10-05-2013 11:25 PM

the blue & copper combo is great

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 12:04 AM

That is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are amazing.

Lee

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 12:09 AM

Great shape, amazing color. Can you explain the copper paint please? Is it really paint with copper in it, and then it forms a patina like a sheet of copper?

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 12:17 AM

This vase is just so beautiful Ron..amazing colours and the patinas look amazing. Your work is always such a pleasure to view and always look forward to seeing your next creation…

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 12:25 AM

Guys yes this is copper paint and has copper particulates in it. I then put a couple different patinas on. The one acts like it has a lot of dye in it to help with the color. It then has to be sealed with a water based polyurethane. If you use lacquer it will melt the patina and it disappears. After a couple of coats of water based I then sand it back with 400. Want to smooth it prior to lacquer application. Sounds like I need to do a blog on this too. Thanks for the looks and the comments

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 12:26 AM

The bright copper area is copper leave that was applied over the top of all to add some bright areas of copper. Sorry did not mean to miss lead anyone

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 01:01 AM

I’d appreciate a blog on the process. David Marks did a hall table project on TV many years ago that involved a copper sheet and chemical, but I really like this blue/gold/orange thing you’ve got going here.

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 01:29 AM

awesome job.

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 01:35 AM

Love the figured birch. This is the first time I have ever heard of this paint process.

Where do you buy it and how do you apply it.

Thanks

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 01:40 AM

You are a master at the turning and a master at the finish. At the top of it all, Your mind’s eye is incredible.

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 04:08 AM

Agree with all the above, amazed at the results and effects/

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 05:37 AM

Just gorgeous!
Can provide a step by step finishing process as theresult is too outstanding to be passed over lightly!

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#13 posted 10-06-2013 08:19 AM

Another amazing piece Ron.

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#14 posted 10-06-2013 08:50 AM

WOW! Amazing

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#15 posted 10-06-2013 12:20 PM

Absolutely Awesome, Love it.

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