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Old 05-15-2013, 06:36 AM
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Re: Venus

Originally Posted by BobClyatt View Post
I like this bronze patina, and never could get my foundries to quite achieve it. It has the feel of very old brass and by allowing the highlights warmth and light it avoids a common problem of making the whole piece too nutty brown and light-eating. If they'd like to share their ingredients, I'm taking notes ;-)
It looks like a basic liver of sulphur applied hot and rubbed back a few times followed by cold liver of sulphur, again possibly applied and rubbed back a few times. I think they didnt use ferric nitrate so avoiding that 'nutty' look. However, photographs and lighting can be deceiving so Im sure Mark will shed some light.
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