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TUTORIAL...HOW TO ADD COLORS TO OXIDIZED NATURAL PATINA BRASS

NOTE: ITEMS IN PHOTOS ARE SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATION..NOT FOR SALE

It's easy to add color to your oxidized brass findings. Below are complete instructions on how to add virtually any color or combination of colors to your oxidized brass pieces.

Note: Purchase is not necessary as complete instructions are provided below whether you purchase or not. However, If you like, you can pay $2.99 for a download of the instructions below (in booklet form that you can print out).


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING COLOR TO YOUR OXIDIZED BRASS

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MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:

Sponge

Gloves

Paper Plate

Xtra Fine Steel Wool Size #000 (for buffing, if desired)

Any color paint that is suitable for metal. I like a satin finish paint but you can also use semi-gloss or gloss. If using spray paint, just spray a little into the paper plate so you can dab it on with the sponge. Just a little goes a long way. In the examples (first photo) I used Plaid brand craft acrylics paints...they are very inexpensive and come in a huge variety of fabulous colors including metallics like copper, silver, gold, etc. (note the antique "copper" fan in the photo).

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut off a small piece of sponge and wet it with water. Squeeze out any excess water so the sponge is just damp.

2) Dip the sponge in your paint and blot on the paper plate to remove excess paint from the sponge. When it makes a "blotted/sponge" pattern on the paper plate, you know you have the right amount paint on your sponge. You don't want to much paint on your sponge.

4) Selectively dab your piece with paint as desired. You can coat the entire piece or just dab it here or there....your choice. You can even use more than one color for a truly unique and colorful effect (see pieces illustrated in first photo above).

5) Allow paint to semi-dry (about 15 minutes), then (if desired) just buff with xfine steel wool to expose the desired brass highlights. Note: On the dragonflies (and items with a smooth surface), we paint a thin coat then wipe off the wing edges to expose the dark oxidized patina underneath while the paint is still wet.

If using for jewelry, you can either brush or spray with a clear satin polyurethane to provide a nice smooth, hypo-allergenic finish. We use Ace Hardware brand "Great Finishes". It is available in a small can for brush on or in a spray can if you prefer to spray your pieces.

NOTE: When using pieces for wrapping stones, paint should be applied after wrapping. Because you are sponging on, the paint won't hit the stone...you don't want to press hard with the sponge as you basically just want to sponge onto the high relief areas of the filigree, etc. If desired, satin finish polyurethane can also be applied with your sponge.

*****

Visit our shop to browse our collection of vintage, old & new aged brass many hand oxidized from our workshop and studio. All of our pieces have a genuine oxidized patina which provides a desirable porous and oil/polish free surface for achieving an authentic old world look when applying colors.

Visit our design studio at www.VintageBrassDesignStudio.com for more design ideas and tips for working with genuine oxidized brass.

Thank you and have fun creating!!!
TUTORIAL...HOW TO ADD COLORS TO OXIDIZED NATURAL PATINA BRASS

NOTE: ITEMS IN PHOTOS ARE SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATION..NOT FOR SALE

It's easy to add color to your oxidized brass findings. Below are complete instructions on how to add virtually any color or combination of colors to your oxidized brass pieces.

Note: Purchase is not necessary as complete instructions are provided below whether you purchase or not. However, If you like, you can pay $2.99 for a download of the instructions below (in booklet form that you can print out).


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING COLOR TO YOUR OXIDIZED BRASS

*****

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:

Sponge

Gloves

Paper Plate

Xtra Fine Steel Wool Size #000 (for buffing, if desired)

Any color paint that is suitable for metal. I like a satin finish paint but you can also use semi-gloss or gloss. If using spray paint, just spray a little into the paper plate so you can dab it on with the sponge. Just a little goes a long way. In the examples (first photo) I used Plaid brand craft acrylics paints...they are very inexpensive and come in a huge variety of fabulous colors including metallics like copper, silver, gold, etc. (note the antique "copper" fan in the photo).

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut off a small piece of sponge and wet it with water. Squeeze out any excess water so the sponge is just damp.

2) Dip the sponge in your paint and blot on the paper plate to remove excess paint from the sponge. When it makes a "blotted/sponge" pattern on the paper plate, you know you have the right amount paint on your sponge. You don't want to much paint on your sponge.

4) Selectively dab your piece with paint as desired. You can coat the entire piece or just dab it here or there....your choice. You can even use more than one color for a truly unique and colorful effect (see pieces illustrated in first photo above).

5) Allow paint to semi-dry (about 15 minutes), then (if desired) just buff with xfine steel wool to expose the desired brass highlights. Note: On the dragonflies (and items with a smooth surface), we paint a thin coat then wipe off the wing edges to expose the dark oxidized patina underneath while the paint is still wet.

If using for jewelry, you can either brush or spray with a clear satin polyurethane to provide a nice smooth, hypo-allergenic finish. We use Ace Hardware brand "Great Finishes". It is available in a small can for brush on or in a spray can if you prefer to spray your pieces.

NOTE: When using pieces for wrapping stones, paint should be applied after wrapping. Because you are sponging on, the paint won't hit the stone...you don't want to press hard with the sponge as you basically just want to sponge onto the high relief areas of the filigree, etc. If desired, satin finish polyurethane can also be applied with your sponge.

*****

Visit our shop to browse our collection of vintage, old & new aged brass many hand oxidized from our workshop and studio. All of our pieces have a genuine oxidized patina which provides a desirable porous and oil/polish free surface for achieving an authentic old world look when applying colors.

Visit our design studio at www.VintageBrassDesignStudio.com for more design ideas and tips for working with genuine oxidized brass.

Thank you and have fun creating!!!

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In addition,wholesale pricing may be available on some pieces that I have a larger stock of if you interested in ordering the item in quantity.

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I have many DIY Kits, free tutorials and handy sizing charts. Visit my "DIY Kits | Tutorials Category at my etsy shop at https://www.VintageBrassShop.com

I also have a free online design studio with design ideas, tips and tricks for creating easy to make vintage style jewelry. Visit my online design studio at www.VintageStones.com

Whether you are new to jewelry making or an experienced designer, I'm think you will enjoy browsing the studio.
Vintage items will say Vintage, Genuine Vintage or Old in the item title and item details.

My new, hand oxidized items will say Vintage Style (or Sty) in the title and item details.

My new, hand oxidized items are all genuine brass (naturally nickel and lead free) and Made in the USA.
Many sizes are stated in mm (or millimeters).

There are approximately 25mm to 1 inch.

So a size of 25x18mm would be about 1 inch by just under 3/4 inch.

Swarovski crystals and chaton (round) stones are stated in ss (stone size) or pp (pearl plate).

Sheet metal and wire is measured in gauge size and is usually shown as a number followed by g (for example 22g sheet metal).

Visit my shop DIY Kits | Tutorials category for charts that convert the above measurements to inches, millimeters, and carats.
Most of my hand oxidized pieces have a natural (matte and unsealed) patina. Some items have been coated with a protective sealant (especially hand oxidized chain).

Naturally occurring patina are items that have a patina that has developed on it's own over the years.

Please see item details to determine whether the item is hand oxidized with natural patina, if the patina has been sealed, or whether it is naturally occurring patina.

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