October 7, 2012

Vintaj Patinas



I know you are probably all shocked to hear that yesterday I actually sat down and did some altering of components using Vintaj Brass Co.'s new Ranger Patinas. That's not like me at all, I know. I rarely sit down long enough to alter anything but I got some samples in the mail last week from Jess, and they really did intrigue me.  I have to say. They totally ROCK.

Above I am showing what I did. The first thing I did was the teal and green patina chain in the Acorn necklace, bottom left.  It turned out so cool! The color is so vibrant, I didn't use the glaze. Just painted it on using a flat brush and did a little buffing with the metal reliefing block. I watched quite a few of their how-to videos on Youtube. Check out their YouTube channel.

Then I sort of went nuts, and did the butterfly (bottom right) , and Keyhole you see in the top left. Those were so easy. Just painted a few colors on and buffed them afterwards.
My favorite is the chain though. The bracelet in the top right, is a steel chain and I colored it with the light blue (Marine) and Nouveau Silver. It gave it a great look but pairing the chain with gold, teal blue and mustard yellow just made it pop that much more!

I used the Nouvea Silver on the big heavy brass chain in the top left pic. It really transformed that chain and gave it so much more depth and interest. I really can see myself using these patina inks much more, they are easy, and dry so super fast, you will not believe it.

Guess what I have for you! I am going to have a flash giveaway for 2 sets of inks. I have Antique Window and Weathered Copper. I will select 2 random winners tomorrow morning. All you have to do, is leave a comment. Then leave more comments if you blog, facebook, twitter, or Pinterest the giveaway for extra entries!



68 comments:

  1. That looks all so good. Those patinas seem to be pretty cool!

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  2. Your pieces came out really pretty! Will check out the you tube videos.
    Laura (weeniedogmom)

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  3. Cool. Those look like fun!

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  4. Completely LOVE the chain! I thought of doing that but wasn't convinced the patina would stay on. Interested to have a go.....

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  5. Will definitely have to have a play with these inks, just wish there were more hours in the day! The chain looks fantastic ...

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  6. I totally loved that keyhole bracelet and am sad I missed it. I've noticed that the trend right now is to patina everything and I'm loving the results everyone is coming up with :)

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  7. Love the way the butterfly came out and they all look great.

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  8. I've been wanting to try these patinas (just haven't gotten around to purchase any). Your pieces turned out pretty awesome! I'm loving that light blue & silver patina'd chain.

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  9. Fabulous work! Love them all! So exciting to think of the possibilities of decorating metal (especial chain!) with color!!! Coooool.

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  10. Wow...these look amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Nancy

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  11. Looks like fun!! :) I have one set coming too, just going to be a surprise colour!

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  12. I just blogged about it. http://whistlingraven.blogspot.com/2012/10/vintaj-patinas.html

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  13. Those look like fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  14. Just shared your article on Facebook.

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  15. I love what you did with the patinas - especially the chain!

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  16. Those are awesome. I love the chains as well. It makes the necklaces look so vibrant. The blue one is so pretty with the gold accents, but the green one is my favorite. It reminds me of a walk in the forest.

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  17. I would love to try these too. I hope that they will be available locally soon.

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  18. I've been in interested in trying to patina things but too afraid to try them. Would love the opportunity to win these and try them out.

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  19. i would love to play!

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  20. Lovely pieces and patina.

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  21. Love what you did with the patinas - will have to give them a try !

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  22. I love these patinas, they are so easy to use, and I do adore what you did with them!

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  23. Love, love what you did with the chains and I would LOVE to try my hands at it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. all of these look great..especially that blue chain .i've been wanting to try these ..

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  25. Well, those look like a whole lotta fun!!

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  26. Love the keyhole ... how do the patinas compare to alcohol inks!

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  27. These patinas are so pretty-- especially the vibrant green! Would love to try them out!

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  28. They do look like fun. I am concerned that they would come off but I would love to give them a go. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  29. Have been wanting to try them - looks like you had a lot of fun with them! More, more....

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  30. Great patina! Would love to give it a try. ;)

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  31. I have been wanting to try the inks. You certainly make it sound easy!

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  32. I bought a set of these and am sort of struggling with them. They go on super easy, but I am feeling the colors are a little too "in your face." I want a more subtle look--I think I will have to play with mixing more and not use them straight out of the bottle. I like what you did with the chain though!

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  33. Those came out super cute, I'd love to win!

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  34. So cool, I think I'll have to get some to play with. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Michele10/07/2012

    I would love to try these out as well. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

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  36. Michele10/07/2012

    Just shared them on Facebook.

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  37. Cool. I'm curious if these patinas will stand the test of time. Also, won't they wear off if you don't deal them? I thought you have to use the sealer.

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  38. oh i've so wanted to try these...just haven't order any yet...maybe i won't have to...would love to win...you did great work in the chains...actually all of them look fantastic...very nice...play well

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  39. It would be nice to try something new, to push my creativity a little further. These patinas look great. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  40. Love the colors and how the key hole turned out ^.^

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  41. Also just shared on FB (under Zoe Marcin) and on my blog

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  42. Love the end results, very cool, seems easy to use.

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  43. I tried using these patinas on a small piece of metal yesterday and I was able to scratch the patina off so I was not very impressed but perhaps the metal was too shiny. I will try a few other pieces and see how they go. I think the metal needs to be a little rough to pick up the colour and keep it stable.

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  44. I love how these came out. I did try some of these and the colors came out too bright. Next time I will use a buffer. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  45. WOW! I would love to try them!

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  46. I'd love to try these colors! They're lovely :)

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  47. I have been wanting to try these but just haven't made the commitment to try something else new. Maybe I'll get lucky and get the push I need.

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  49. I double posted by mistake but I FB'd the post as well.

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  50. I have been wanting to try them too but was afraid i would not get it right. Now that I know about
    YouTube i'd like to give it a try!

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  51. I'd love to win.
    For my Pinterest site.

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  52. Anonymous10/07/2012

    awesome post, would love to win one. thanks for sharing- don't have a blog or pinterest etc. but I do love looking at others blogs. again, thanks.
    laura
    laurahuffman@ciaccess.com

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  53. Lorelei, This looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance!
    Holly (zeniswoman@yahoo.com)

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  54. These look fun - I would love to win some!!

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  55. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/lucidmoonstudio/status/255117703143124992

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  56. Pinned on Pinterest!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/144326363029718191/

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  57. Shared on facebook!

    https://www.facebook.com/LisaAPetrillo/posts/437005029668827

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  58. I dont know if its too late or not but I hope not

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  59. I can't say I've ever tried paint/patinas like this, but like you, I'm intrigued! From what you showed us with your pieces, it would definitely go with my design aesthetic ^.^

    Thank you for this great opportunity!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  60. Love what you've done with this product and for the encouragement to try something new. I'm game! Thanks for the opportunity to play with some cool patinas.
    Lynda
    lyndacarson@cox.net

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  61. Love, love, love what you did with the patinas!

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  62. Lorelei your pieces turned out gorgeous!!! love the chain and keyhole, very cool! we will be sharing your designs next week on the Vintaj blog. thanks for the inspiration! Jess

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  63. Fabulous results and inspiration :-)
    Greetings,
    -Eva Maria

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  64. I've been wanting to try patina's for a while since I've been doing the Vintaj Metal Embossing...so here's hoping I could be lucky enough to win them. Is that a face on the acorn?

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