My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Patina Copper

Patina Copper

Place copper in a glass container. Cover the copper with a light layer of coarse salt and pour a few drops of vinegar and ammonia in. Seal the container overnight.

You can also premix the patina solution in a spray bottle to apply to fixtures.

Patina copper, wax and willow

The result is an exquisite bright blue green powdery patina. Handle copper with care- the patina will rub off. In time the effect will become permanent. Make everything you need for a project in one batch because it is hard to duplicate the exact colour time after time.

Patina a copper bell

The colour and the effect will vary due to application, temperature and humidity. To reduce green, for instance, you can cut back on the salt content.

Make sure you handle the mixture in a well ventilated area.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.