Patina is “a thin layer that forms on the surface of stone; copper, bronze and similar metals (tarnish produced by oxidation or other chemical processes)”. It is also a great technique to give pennies a pretty colour!!

This tutorial by Buttons and Paint shows you how to use vinegar and salt to create a lovely patina finish on coins. It gives a range of pretty colors in blues, turquoises and golds. The finished result could be used in a variety of indie projects!

Get the tutorial here-¬†buttons and paint…: Tips, Tools & Techniques – Patina Pennies.

By katiesmith




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