I've been dabbling in patina, though not as much as I would like. It seems there is not enough hours in the day to just sit and experiment. But the other day I decided to cut some ovals out of brass sheet and patina them with the sea salt/vinegar method. I put the ovals on a Chinette plate and squirted the patina on the pieces. The problem was that I had already domed the brass ovals so the patina solution just ran off. What to do? Then I realized the plate had a dip around the rim and the solution was pooling there, so I turned the brass ovals face down into the solution. I thought it would take a couple days for the patina to be just right but they were done in just a few hours.
The brass ovals domed.
I love how the solution turned into that wonderful copper color in the center of the ovals. A happy accident!
'Rain Forest Mist'
And the earrings I made with the brass ovals. Also included are lampwork beads by Whitney Street Studio which I've had for a long time. And Vintaj Brass washers, earwires, and jump rings.
I would love to hear about your experiments in patina as I'm quite fascinated with the idea of making my own components with different patinas.