How to use Vintaj patina inks

  • these  patinas are formulated to be permanent on metal–no sealing is necessary. To keep the color from lightening naturally with time, you can seal it if you want.
  • A little goes a long way… start with a small dab of patina.
  • The patina colors are blendable, so mix them to create a natural look
  • Use a paintbrush to apply the patina–and wash your brush with water right away
  • Don’t dilute the patinas with water. Instead, dilute them with the Vintaj glaze to create a washed look.

Using the Vintaj Glaze

The Vintaj Glaze can be used as a sealer (to preserve the patina color), or as a patina extender to dilute your colors and create a washed look. While the patinas are permanent on metal and don’t require sealing, keep in mind that everything has a tendency to lighten with wear over time. If you want to preserve the look of your patina, seal your piece with a glaze after it finishes drying and after using the metal reliefing block.

What do I need to get started?

To begin creating your own designs with the Vintaj patinas, you’ll need a few things:

  1. One or more of the Vintaj Patina kits
  2. A buffing block if you want to expose some of the metal underneath your patina finish
  3. Metal pieces to patina. Vintaj brass or other metal charms
  4. You may want to use the Vintaj Glaze to extend or seal your patina colors.
  5. You’ll need some basics like craft paper, water, and a paintbrush to apply your patina.

Step 1. Using clean metal you want to apply patina inks with paint brush according to your liking. dab off with napkins for desired consistency 

Step 2. Let ink dry

Step 3. here you can buff some paint off for desired look, apply more ink if needed or go to last step to seal paint on the charm.

Step 4. Apply Vinatj glaze to seal ink on charm and let dry.