I had a bit of time to play in my studio this weekend so I spent some of it playing with some more patina on copper penny earrings. The first one, Liver of Sulphur, is pretty common. I used the gel so all I had to do was stir it into some hot water (1 tsp of the Liver of Sulphur to 12 ounces of water). I heated the copper a bit with the torch first so when I immersed the earrings in the solution, the colour developed very quickly and got quite black. After rinsing and drying, I sanded the high points lightly for some contrast.
|Copper earrings with Liver of Sulphur patina|
|Copper earrings with peanut oil and MAPP gas patina topped with patina made with ammonia and salt|