Thursday, 1 April 2010

Patinating the Bronzes... day 2

Today my new Bullfinch torch arrived so I could continue with the patination.
Applying the copper nitrate solution needs a 'softer' flame.

The bronze needs to be heated before the solution is applied. It's heated to an 'ouch hot' temperature.... rather than an 'aeeya burnie' if it is too hot the chemicals will simply burn off.

I want to work on these a little more tomorrow, but essentially this is how the finished patination will look.

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