Verdigris metal and cement

frankielynnsie(7B)June 26, 2012

This is my first attempt at verdigrising metal cranes and some cement kitties. I used spray paints and it went quick and not very messy. I hope I can get the pictures to show up. If this doesn't work can someone walk me thru it. I read about how to do it but I'm not sure.

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I got just the first picture to show up. I thought it would be the photo bucket folder??? I will try again.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:24PM
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I went to a picture of the kitties and did that address but it didn't show up. I know I need some help.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:28PM
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Well?? I chose a photo from my computer to upload and it came up. Didn't use the photobucket. I am confused?? Thanks for being patient with me.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:30PM
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How I did them--
1. Sprayed 2 coats of base (copper-metalic for cranes and black for kitties-satin finish.)
2.Sprayed the cranes/kitties with a fine mist of water.
3.Tore up/cut a sponge in 3" gobs, saturated sponge, sprayed turquoise paint on sponge and wiped over wet crane/copper metalic on kitties WEAR GLOVES. If you get too much in one area you can spray base color on wet sponge and dab over area.
4. Sprayed sponge with 3rd color and dabbed on crane/charcoal, kitties/turquoise. They will be sticky feeling after each new sponged on paint color and will need to dry between coats.
5.Coated each piece with clear satin 3 or 4 coats.

I found that you can tone down/mix colors by using a throw away plastic bowl.
1.Wet bowl, spray colors in bowl on top of each other, I did black and turquoise together and dab/swirl at color to load on sponge.

I threw away the sponges and gloves after each layer. The sponge will get sticky and break down as you go so you have to spray color on a new section as you work.

If it has more color or darker color in places you can go back and rub/dab over those areas. That way you can't mess up.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:54PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

hey there -- i can see both pictures, so i'm not sure why you're concerned

they look great - i'd've never guessed they were cement! - great job!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 5:23PM
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Marlene Kindred

They turned out great! Thanks for the tutorial as well!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 5:59PM
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These look great! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 8:35PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

They do look great!! Thank you for for tips

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 5:32AM
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Both pics came thru...they look great! Thanks for good tutorial, too! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:01AM
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Thanks for showing us! I think that would work on plastic and resin things too!

When I had a digital camera (it quit!), and I could post pictures I preferred coming straight from the computer, rather that using another site.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:25AM
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