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EXPECTED AND COVERS CHEMICALS I DON T USE IN and covers chemicals I don t use in small studio I like it for the general information re the various techniues because it is a beautiful book and a great reference Especially interesting to me was the info re prepping the metal for the patina process if you are looking for info re basic kitchen sink patinas like vinegar and ammonia this is not the book for you If you want to know about coloring metals not just with reactive patinas but with other methods gheat pigmentdye plating paint dyed liuid clear coat dyed paste wax and you will Ancestral Voices enjoy this bookI said before it is beautiful The pictures of patinas are large as are the pictures with instructions The colors are incredibleI am an intermediate metal smithing student and spend hours on the couch paging through books and dreaming and this is just the best This book has ieverythingi in it that an advanced metal artist might want to know about the process and use of patinas on steel stainless steel aluminum copper brass 230 and 260 bronze 220 and 655 and sterling silverThere are two reasons I did not give this amazing and informative book the full 5 stars the first reason is that the book had nothing on Argentium silver or any of the newer sterling silver alloys Zip Nada Bupkiss I guess it s going to take biting the bullet to purchase some Argentium sheet and taking careful notes on how it reacts to the various patina recipes The other reason I m not giving this book that 5th star is because it does not have much information at all for a beginning metal artist who is starting out working in the potting shed the laundry room or a corner of the garage The list of space anduipment reuired reads like a lottery jackpot wish li. R and aluminum Neatly organized by metal type then by color for ase of reference Patina discusses variables that affect the overall metal coloration such as surface preparation chemical formula application method and Cross references take you to the variety of patination techniues offered including immersion brush application spraying fumi. Excellent text instructions and illustration I would highly recommend this #book and the author is very approachable and helpful Buy it Great book with a vast selection of patina options #and the author is very approachable and helpful Buy it Great book with a vast selection of patina options formulas Very happy with the purchase I cannot rate this book highly nough Superb info with a great arrangement to find things asily Excellent buy And NO you cannot buy it back from me What a great book on Patina lv it Too many commercial formulae are used not all of which are available in formulae are used not all of which are available in countries where this book can be bought I was xpecting of a technical
manual in the manner of Michael Rowe s now out of print patination in the manner of Michael Rowe s now out of print patination Just started reading it but so far I am impressed it s a must for artists who work with copper Best patina book Bones, Clones, and Biomes ever I no longer have to google and hunt for formulas This is a patina bible withxcellent photos and very clear instructions I never have to look anywhere Bringing the Empire Home else for this info It is also a beautifully done book that will hold up well in my studio and is a hardback which is sturdy The step by step instructions show the variety of finishes that can be produced on different metals and how modifications on the application canffect the result Perfect book I like this bookit s great to look through and asy to marvel at the techniues and colors It is very comprehensive laid out very well organized clearnicely done It is not uite as user friendly for me as I d hoped because most of the techniues are chemical heavy and reuire a variety of chemicals that I don t have on hand However I m happy to have it in my collection As a metalsmithjewelry maker I will learn to do some of these ffects at some point Pretty sure I ll be very proud of myself when i do I work with metal and I ve been Building the Cold War experiments and creating designs with patina the natural patina and the ones that are not natural This book is beyond fantastic and if I can follow it and use the different methods it will greatlynhance my jewelry pieces But this An xplosion of patination methods from beginner to advanced skill levels Patina offers a collection of over 300 metal patination recipes application instructions and full sized samples for anyone working in metals including jewelers sculptors and metal artisansThis all skill level book covers steel stainless steel copper brass bronze silve.
SUMMARY Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers MetalsmithsSt for so many of us than it does a list of things
We Could Actually Managecould actually manage get together I guess those of us who usually have to make do will carry on and continue to let ingenuity be our guide and keep hitting those garage sales This book has very attractive photo s and a good section on formulas and recipes but it doesn t bring the two together If you find a nice picture of a patina you then need to find the recipe at the back of the book using a strange numbering system Also a great deal of information
"Is Throughout Is Simply RepeatedThe "throughout is simply repeatedThe obviously has some great techniues but the publishers have presented it in their typical flowery manner big on pictures headlines and formatting but low on detailed contentAs with many Interweave jewellery publications they are pitched to absolute beginners but their marketing suggests intermediate or advanced This is a beautiful looking book with lots of nice photos and xamples of patinas but I wouldn t recommend it My critiues of it are1 If you own a patina chemical that is used in the book it is impossible to simply look up all the recipes that the specific chemical is used in You have to look through the hundreds of recipes and note which recipes use the chemical thereby reverse Counter-Amores engineering it This is slow and frustrating2 A lot of the recipes are not Reactive Patinas but actually areither paints or pre made patina products made by specific manufacturers This seems like a description of various products that are available rather than a tool to learn how to create your own patinas
I guess I am interested in having a few chemicals that I can use to patinate stuff in my shop notguess I am interested in having a few chemicals that I can use to patinate stuff in my shop not paint it with a stain3 There are lots of photos of beautiful jewelry and sculpture pieces but they are out of context if you want to replicate the patinas on them good luck It would be helpful to have a reference to show which of the hundreds of recipes could be used to create the ffects on the featured pieces. Ng layering using resists hot and cold applications and All recipes feature step by step illustrated instructions Patina also discusses safety issues and handling and disposing of hazardous or corrosive materials as well as proper ventilation This book is an inspirational resource a how to guide and a book that you have long been waiting fo. .