For this project we chose eight different ways to apply the patination solutions to our rings, and each different method of application caused a radically different patina. Other methods of patination are possible, and we encourage you to try different techniques! The ninth piece of every set of rings has not been patinated, this shows the casting skin.
Be aware that everything in the world is made of “chemicals”, and that the tools you use to apply your patination solution can take part in your patination reaction, and change the patina. Use a non-reactive borosilicate glass as a container when working with heat or acids. Avoid using plastics when using heat. For brushing applications, use an inexpensive paintbrush made of natural fibres, such as a hog hair brush.
The specific notes on the application of this patina recipe are in Italic.