You guys are gonna love these!
I got my stash of them today and I have to say they are
WAY easy and LOTS of fun!!!
First a little bit about them.... Vintaj Patina's are opaque inks that are specially made for metals (think charm swap!!!) and are durable to stand up to being handled. In addition to the inks, Vintaj & Ranger also have a glaze which can be used as an extender and/or sealer for your metal pieces. If used as a sealer it can be used with or without the inks. So if you have a metal charm you like but you're worried about oxidation simply coat with the glaze and you're good to go!
There are 5 sets of colors (3 each) and they are as follows:
The inks are on gold and silver colored metal tags so you can see how it looks on either. I simply squirted the inks out on the tag and blending it a bit in the center with my finger.
Retro Highway - Onyx, Ochre, Agate
Antique Window - Ruby, Cobalt, Opalite
Rusted Hardware - Cinnabar, Rust, Clay
(My 2nd Favorite)
Victorian Gable - Marine, Amethyst, Quartz
And my favorite set.....
Weathered Copper - Verdigris, Moss, Jade
Now there are all sorts of fun ways to apply these inks rather than just squirting it out. Of course I was having so much fun messing with these inks that I forgot to take pics while I was doing so.
This tag was made by squirting a bit of the ink on the charm then I spread the ink around with a paintbrush making sure I got it into all the tiny nooks and crannies.
This photo shows some of the variou metal pieces I inked up. The sunflower looking charm had etched grooves that I filled with the ink then swipped off before it dried leaving the color in the grooves.
I completely covered the musical token then sanded off it and the charm from above with a bit of sandpaper.
I did a bit of blending of colors as well. The strawberry is actually a combination of Ruby, Cinnabar and Agate blended using my finger. I then sanded it off once the ink was dry for a more distressed look.
I can't wait to experiment with this new ink and see what else I can bring you.