Hi Lizzy, I recently got the bug to do the same thing and found quitea few websites by searching for 'metal patinas'. Next you have tofind the chemicals to do the recipes. I've always liked chemistryand think it would be fun to try it by mixing my own solutions. Hereare a few sites I found. Hope it is OK to post.http://www.sciencekit.com/Products/Display.cfm?categoryid=293679 forchemicals http://www.coscosci.com/patinas/patinaformulas.htm forrecipes Mary Louise in WA
some website sources:
http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ronarticle.html http://www.cupricnitrate.com/productlistpatina.htm http://www.tri-esssciences.com/Patina%20formulas.htm
101 Fifth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Chemicals For Patinas. Suppliers of chemicals for the mixing ofpatinas. They have a handout on different patination formulas and anumber of different books on the process. Web site seems to bediscontinued???
http://www.reactivemetals.com/ for titanium and nobidium
http://www.eastwestdye.com/ for aluminum
The best $85 you will spend is on the Hughes & Rowe's book "TheColoring, Bronzing, and Patination of Metals"
It's in most public libraries.Regards,Mark