I have applied patina on finished resin pieces, to the entire
piece, resin included (submerged in LOS), but I always sand again
Since I am new to “stone finishes” I need to get my terms straight.
Is patina the word for thin glazing? I read Robin Hopper’s book “The
Ceramic Spectrum” and he/she? mentions both but does not define them
The Hamer and Hamer dictionary says glaze is “a layer of glass” but I
am thinking the glazes, patinas and mineral stains which I see in
nature are not always silicates.
When Hopper gets around to colouring, he/she? suggests being creative
and looking around the house for all kinds of “stuff” to add to the
mix. In the end, the question is - Does it do the job?
There seems to be a stone-finishing chemical interaction. I guess one
could get very scientific about it, eg 10 stones x 10 finishers.
I’ve tried the finishers/protectants sold for granite etc; also
urethane-varathane. Also epoxy which is expensive and an even more
expensive plastic. Linseed oil enhances some stones. Water works
about as well as any of them. Too bad it evaporates.
I’ve heard of “vinyl nail polish”. Can’t find it here. Has anyone
For opaque finishes -What about enamel paints? I have two hardware
store products now- Sheffield’s “metallic leaf finish” and “gold leaf
finish”? I have not yet used them. Has anyone else? Gold and silver
I still wonder about “torch-on” enamelling after seeing that BBC
video on diamond making especially. How much chemical change can
there be from heat alone? Can elements change?