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Old 05-15-2013, 04:14 PM
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I'm don't know a lot about applying patinas but I do know Aiya, the patina artist at Artworks foundry gave the sculpture a liver bath scrub down first pictured here from a cell phone shot i took. Then she torched it while praying something on it and dry brushing it down a bit. Then a final waxing after it cooled down. That was about it. Very simple.
Spraying something on hot does suggest a ferric nitrate application, taking into account the final colour. But looks like she kept it to a minimum judging by the finished piece.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM
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Then she torched it while praying something on it and dry brushing it down a bit. Then a final waxing after it cooled down. That was about it. Very simple.
Thanks, Mark and Mantrid,
It's the "praying" on it part that must be the secret ;-)

Keeping it from darkening up over the subsequent days has always been my challenge. Have even taken to rubbing brass powder into highlights sometimes to lighten them back up. Frustrated enough that I do almost all ceramic sculpture these days.

I will consider using Artworks in future and will ask for Aiya!
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:19 PM
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Thanks, Mark and Mantrid,
It's the "praying" on it part that must be the secret ;-)

Keeping it from darkening up over the subsequent days has always been my challenge. Have even taken to rubbing brass powder into highlights sometimes to lighten them back up. Frustrated enough that I do almost all ceramic sculpture these days.

I will consider using Artworks in future and will ask for Aiya!

Ive found that when using cold liver, if you dont swill it off thoroughly in clean water it will continue to darken. Dry with cold air (do not apply heat) and wax as soon as you can also stops it darkening.
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The legs are a little heavy for my likes, great effort in any case.
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