When I learn a new technique, my brain starts wandering. “I wonder what would happen if…” becomes my constant internal monologue.
I have been wondering about creating an ombre fade with the patinas I have been working with and I am pretty happy with the results of my first experiments.
I tried a tip intense fade for a curved bangle cuff –
I also tried the selective patina for a stamped pendant. I was able to isolate the strongest color to the front of the pendant and bottom of the back. I think this helps the KARMA inscription stand alone in the natural copper shade.
Now I am experimenting with combining my new patina skills with one of my favorite materials: Sea glass.
I used a piece of aqua sea glass that had a few imperfections, since I am not sure how the process will turn out. I personally like shards with unique shapes and surfaces. It adds a bit of personality and shows their survivor style.
I started by fold forming sheet copper around the shard
Then, I began the patina – this is after about an hour into the process
And that’s where I am for now. The patina will continue to develop and I will share more pictures tomorrow. Fingers crossed this experiment works out well!