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I think that's lovely Eva! When you say add a dab of peroxide, do you mean mixed in with the ammonia?
Thanks so much AliMc! I fumed the pieces in ammonia for about 3 days, then took them out and while they were still damp, dabbed them with a brush dipped in straight hydrogen peroxide. At first it turned black, but as it dried, some lovely greens appeared in the blues. I also sprayed the pieces with an acrylic enamel to seal them and add a glossy finish. Try playing with a few scrap pieces and see what happens! :-)PS: Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, my sympathies,
Thank you. And thank you for explaining about the peroxide, will have to experiment next week.
I love the look of the patina, Eva! The colors are beautiful. Fuming with ammonia is on my list of things to try. I'll have to add some peroxide.
try it Maryanne, the results are so dramatic and the technique is so easy!!! :-)
Gorgeous piece and colors! Would love to see a wave sculpture with those blues & greens!
Thanks Maija! Perhaps I will do a wave cuff...hmmm....
I'm so totally WOW! about all your work and this blue one is SO gorgeous!How did you treat the copper ring? I know orange and blue let eachother shine but this is awesome... Bravo!Best regards from Eva Mari in Norway :)
Thanks so much Eva! The orange piece was a pre-made piece,:-)
Thank you so much for your speedy and kind reply! I ordered some hydrogen peroxide to experiment, - hopefully the strenght is strong enough, - 6%.
Let me know how it works out!
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