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Tips and Techniques
from the Krafty Lady Design Team
& friends of the DT

Patina Metal Embellishments by Jeni Calkins
 
as seen in Jeni's Flag Book and in many of her works

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Step one
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Fill the Krafty Lady mould.

Option 1: Fill the Krafty Lady Art Mould with paper clay, let dry. It will absorb the paint giving the embellishment an older more aged look.

Option 2: Fill the Krafty Lady Art Mould with Premo/Sculpey III Polymer Clay and cure it according to the directions. It will absorb less paint retaining more detail.

 
Step 2
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 Mix the paints.

I use paints by Modern Options because they have a large color selection, but any patina paint will work. I'm using a few different colors like iron, copper topper, and blond bronze and a few reactive solutions such as instant rust, patina blue and patina green. I then mix the paint with the reactive solution. So I'll end up with the following eight-color pallet.

Full strength iron
Iron mixed with the instant Rust
Full strength copper topper
Copper topper mixed with patina blue
Copper topper mixed with patina green
Full strength blond bronze
Blond bronze mixed with patina blue
Blond bronze mixed with patina green
Step 3
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Paint the embellishments

Start by painting a wash of one of the patina paints mixed with a reaction solution. Paint different mixes in different areas letting them blend and mix (beware of rust, it will take over, use it sparingly). The paint will look an ugly brown at this point just let it dry and watch the magic happen.

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Once it dries the patina will develop. They look nice now and you may want to stop here or go to step 4 to add detail.

 
Step 4
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Rub or paint the full strength paints onto the highlighted areas to bring out the detail.

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