Applying a Faux Verdigris Finish to brass is quick and easy. Just follow this short tutorial and you will soon be applying this finish to brass components, which you can turn into stunning jewelry designs.
Love the look of a brass component with a verdigris finish, but don’t want to use those nasty chemicals to obtain a true finish? Now you can give your brass the look of a real verdigris finish, without the use of those chemicals. Just follow my easy steps below using your favorite brand of craft paint. Not sure which brand of craft paint to use? See my review on craft paints to help you choose the best one for your application. The key to this technique is to use brass that already had a brown patina finish to it. I offer a finish in my Etsy shop that is perfect for this technique, it is my hand patina bronze finish.
Brass Filigree Butterfly– Brown finish or brown patina
Acrylic Craft Paint – Teal/Verdigris
Spray Clear Coat
You will need to use the following painting technique:
Dry Brush Paint Method: load a small amount of paint on the brush. Wipe the paint brush back and forth on a paper towel to remove most of the paint. Repeat the step every time you load new paint on the brush
Instructions for Faux Verdigris Finish:
1. Dry brush teal paint on the front of the filigree butterfly. Wipe away any excess paint you wish with a rag, to allow the Vintage Patina base color to show through. Set aside to dry.
2. When piece is completely dry, apply a coat of spray clear lacquer to the piece. Let dry according to manufacture instructions.
That’s it, your done! Simple and easy. You can now use this technique to apply a faux verdigris finish to any of your brass pieces. This bracelet was made using the brass butterfly with the faux verdigris.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.