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Vintaj Metallic Patina effects

Vintaj has released a new line of Patina paints. These metallic colors will add a whole new dimension to your metalworks. You’ll see in the videos below that we’re using a little “hair dryer” to finish the pieces. It’s actually the Heat It Craft Tool. The quick, easy way to melt embossing powder, this heating tool was specifically designed for speed, quietness and convenience. It’s great for embossing or shrinking plastics. It won’t burn your projects. It can also be used to heat set or dry ink.

New Techniques

Check out these two techniques from Vintaj:

The Torch Effect

The Metallics here not only hone in on those bright, golden colors but also offer additional shimmer thanks to that metallic finish.

Aged Pewter Look

I love the way Vintaj blends both the Metallic color with the solid colors to create this look. Again, that shimmer from the metallic really livens the traditional aged look.

More Patina techniques

Check out our Vintaj Patina tutorial here to learn the basics of this technique from how to apply what where, and why! As always, we’d love to see how this Metallic line of Patina inspires you. Share your designs in our Design Gallery.

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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Nice tutorial. The new Metallic patinas are a good addition … mmmmm … so much you could do with them.

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    L Bardsley-Sirois says:

    I have no idea what I’m doing but I watched the tutorial and will give it a try.

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    H Bertero says:

    I saw all the patina effect videos and I am wondering what the medium material was used for the swallow and wing. Was it nickel,silver,stainless steel, aluminum? and..will this patina paint work on solid brass copper or silver and silver plate?

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    stylinga says:

    I plan to buy these products. I love the way the Patina looks and these videos were very helpful in showing how to apply the product.


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