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What's this? ANOTHER blog post? Two in ONE MONTH?? Shocking, I say! haahaa
I just wanted to show you why I love patina. This is my latest mixed metals cross. I started it the same time I started the citrine cross and kinda worked on them together. This one's mine. I made a boo boo on my stamping on the back. No, you can't see it. No, I won't show it to you...:-)
This cross is made of four metals: bronze for the back plate, etched brass on top, silver cradling the peridot, and copper circles under the silver circles riveted all around the edges. I didn't know if Liver of Sulfur patina would do the trick, so I used Stephanie Lee's favorite patina stuff called Novacan Black Patina.
I cleaned the cross with hot water and dish soap, then put on some gloves and brushed on the Novacan. Neutralized it with baking soda and then cleaned it up~I just plain LOVE it...that aged look.
I've had the best hermit-y weekend. My sweet DH is away at my little brother's ranch. He took the dogs, and I'm here with only the kitty to keep me company. It's heaven....I think I needed a break from everything.
Soooo, may your July be a month of summer fun, summer reading, summer renewal. Blessings!