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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 197 days ago 1034 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 197 days ago

the blue & copper combo is great

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#2 posted 197 days ago

That is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are amazing.

Lee

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#3 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

awesome job.

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#9 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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

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#12 posted 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

Another amazing piece Ron.

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#14 posted 196 days ago

WOW! Amazing

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#15 posted 196 days ago

Absolutely Awesome, Love it.

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