Patina Copper Leaf Vase # 466

Patina Copper Leaf Vase # 466

Piece #466 – Camphor, Copper Leaf – 4.5″ by 8″ – SOLD

 

This vase has many layers of finish. First a one pound cut of dewaxed shellac was applied as a sanding sealer. I sprayed a coat of flat black acrylic paint next. When that cured I applied an even coat of Behlen’s Rock Hard Table Varnish. Two days later I applied the copper leaf and let that cure 5 days. To see the application of copper leaf click here.

A chemical patina was created on the copper by using a Sodium Sulfide wash. (Click here to see how.) Once that cured another coat of Behlen’s was applied and left to cure. The leaves were applied individually and are silver leaf, copper leaf and faux gold leaf, each with a different chemical patina. After each leaf was tarnished another coat of Behlen’s was applied.

Roger Scott, Woodpops

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Silver with Natural Tarnish

Silver with Natural Tarnish

 

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