Color treatment of mild steel need
2015-05-27 02:29:37 UTC
I'm making a heart of mild steel for the wall to celebrate a wedding anniversary. I want to add some color on the surface which it will be about 10"x10". I' don't have the set up for powder coating, can't use jax green patina for a base for prism colored pencils, and I was told gilders paste is only for crevices of etching and not for the surface. I only have access to a butane torch so heat is not an option. There are inks and dyes. Maybe these would be my only options? Has anyone used products from steel fx patinas' thx
2015-05-28 02:40:41 UTC
A butane torch is plenty hot to bring up the steel heat colors. Check a blacksmith's reference for the progression of color.
Here's an image to give you an idea.
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