Paint, Patina, and Ink is the February challenge for the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook
Paint, patinas and inks are one of the BEST ways a mixed media jewelry artist can change up their look and make it look entirely their own. Imagine adding just that right pop of color to your bead caps and spacer findings....or to that special focal, along with your handmade clay beads! Or even your rolled paper and fiber beads! Or ANY beads!
COLOR and PATINA are just the thing.
Here are some examples:
This is http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/Brass-Stampings-Art-Nouveau-Style-Raw-Brass-52-x-88mm-12518 from B'sue Boutiques.
Then I took 0000 (extra fine) steel wool and distressed it.
After that, I thinned out some Patina Gilder's Paste with mineral spirits to a paint-like consistency, then did a thin wash over top of the whole thing and wiped it back. After it dried, I distressed it some more then sealed with satin Krylon spray paint.
Then I did this with another piece, again base-coated with the paint-patina from the video:
Find the stamping at B'sue Boutiques, here:
First, I distressed it, then I went over it with a bit of RAISIN alcohol inks on a sponge, and then buffed it out. Again I added some PATINA Gilder's on a brush....and then buffed that out with a nubby sponge.
After that I sealed it with Krylon.
Here is the cuff flat from the video....but with MORE color on it:
Again, I first distressed it with the fine steel wool so that the glints of brass came up. Then I did a little of the Patina Gilder's by the previous method, and over that, some Espresso Alcohol ink on a nubby sponge....then buffed out so it remained only in select places. I didn't coat the whole piece with it, just the high spots.
Here are the Shabby Chic style earrings I made in the video with the little spoon findings from the site....just added a little Patina Gilder's. Find the little spoon here:
Here is a close up of the focal pieces and crescent base from the video....I hope to finish it this week:
All of the pieces used here are called out in the video, and we sell them in the Raw Brass Stampings, Brass Roses, and Brass Leaves section at B'sue Boutiques
Would you like to participate in the challenge?
If you are a jewelry maker, please join us at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook
Then create a necklace, bracelet or brooch from raw brass or brass ox stampings to which you have added paints, patinas or inks!
You can use
acrylic paints of any kind, Lumieres, etc
gingerbread oven bake patina
you may combine any of the above with torch patina, as well.
You may enhance your piece with Perfect Pearls, tissue decoupage, Mod Podge, Diamond Glaze, Glitter, Ice Resin or Iced Enamels.... or any other sealants that work for you.
Because I would like to promote your work on my Pinterest patina and artisan boards as well as possibly blog posts and our BEAD CHAT spread, pieces for the challenge should employ a focal from B'sue Boutiques Many of you who follow my videos and posts already have items that should work.
Maybe you were waiting for just the right time to use them! No time like the present.
This time, single earrings will not qualify as entries but will have to accompany a necklace, brooch or bracelet.
All qualifying entries may be pinned to the B'sue Boutiques Challenge Board at Pinterest, too. To be allowed to pin, you need to be a member of the group and following my board, and I will need to follow you, too.
So get out the mixed media products and start experimenting with your own finishes....and let's see what happens! On the 1st of March, I will select by random generator a winner for the 25.00 FREE SHOPPING PASS to B'sue Boutiques
All who make jewelry can be involved! Your finished piece does not have to be elaborate; let the color and patina be the standout!