|Bangles with two coats of (left to right) verdigris, russet red, chestnut brown |
and disk earrings with four coats of verdigris
First of all, I always thought the verb form of applying a patina to metal was “to patinate.” About a minute ago, I learned otherwise. According to Wiktionary, the correct word is “patine” which means "to coat an object with a patina, either from natural oxidation or simulated 'aging’.”
The instructions say to heat the metal before you apply russet red and chestnut brown patinas to base metals. This can be done by immersing it in hot water, heating with a small butane torch or heating with a larger plumber’s torch like I used for annealing earlier in the week.
My brilliant and new hubby said, “Why don’t you just put it outside. It’s going to be 106 degrees again today.”
So, I did what he said. (Imagine that.)