Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Jewelry with Vintaj Patinas

Hello Lovely Friends

Here I am with you yet again with a new and last post of my DT term for The Craft Shop. I am sharing some tips and ideas about a product which I have recently used. I am glad that I got an opportunity to try and experiment with Vintaj Patinas. All thanks to Priya Sivaraj.  If  you are Vintage lover, then this is the right product for you .

What are Vintaj Patinas?

Vintaj® Patinas are opaque inks specially formulated by Ranger to adhere to metal. They create beautiful and durable patina effects (aged look to the metal). It is a kind of Cold Enameling Technique. The Patinas will colorize Natural Brass findings and filigrees, Copper and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects.
You can color any metal with Patinas. They dry very fast and give satin finish. They are acid free and UV safe too. They are available as loose bottles as well as in kits of 3.

Vintaj Patinas v/s Alcohol Inks

So Vintaj Patinas colorize metals but one question that you might ask - Alcohol inks too can color metals then why to opt for Vintaj Patinas? Both these products are manufactured by Ranger.

Alcohol inks are acid-free, fast drying and transparent. You can use them on glossy paper, metal, shrink plastic, glass and other slick surfaces.

Vintaj Patina inks are different from alcohol inks in the fact that they are more like paint. They are opaque, whereas alcohol inks are translucent. They are formulated to be used on metals only.

Most amazing thing about these colors is that you can blend them to create new colors. Check this chart provided by Ranger to expand your entire range of vintaj patina colors.

Materials Required –
1.       Patinas of your choice
2.       Non- Stick Craft Mat or something to dispense the color
3.       Paint Brush
4.       Heat Tool (optional)
5.       Paper Towel
6.       Sandpaper or Reliefing Block
7.       Soft Cloth

How to use Vintaj Patinas ?

1.  Shake vigorously the patina bottle until mixing ball rattles and pigments mix

2.  Dispense a small amount of color on a craft sheet. I have used acetate sheet instead. 

3.  Take a paint brush and apply in small amounts on desired metal. You can apply a thick to completely cover the metal or a thin layer to make the metal shine through it. I have used a washer and applied thick coat to cover entirely with color

4.  In this butterfly I have applied color and then immediately blotted with soft cloth to remove color from some parts.You can apply a secondary color for a layered effect.

Original Color of Metal Butterfly

Vintaj Patina Color Used - Fire Opal

5.   If you are using a filigree kind metal with raised areas you can remove patina using sandpaper. Just rub the sandpaper very gently over raised areas to highlight them.

6. To add durability to the patina finish, heat the entire piece with a heat tool. Allow to completely cool before handling

7.  Lastly to keep the patinas from rubbing off onto clothing or from general wear seal it. You can use Glaze by Vintaj. It’s a metal sealer. Or use spray sealants such as a clear acrylic sealer by Mod Podge or any other brand

I made a vintage pendant and earring, colored using Vintaj Patinas

Here I have applied green opal patina on some raised parts of butterfly then removed bit color by rubbing with a soft cloth immediately. The eyepins are colored with the same color.

In this owl I have applied thick coat of color on few parts and a thin layer on remaining part to highlight the metal

So this wraps my last post. Hope you like it. Do try this amazing product.
And if you have query drop a comment.
Thanks for visiting.

Happy Crafting !!!

1 comment:

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