What is the correct way to prepare silver for accepting a very
dark (blue/black) coloring with liver of sulphur?
I want to polish the piece initially to get rid of gross scratches,
but ultimately I am hoping for a matte black finish. Any ideas on
the best way to achieve this is appreciated!"
I’ve done a lot of research and bench tests for putting Liver of
Sulfur on Silver and getting many different effects, and with any of
them before you begin, your metal clay piece should be squeaky clean
and free from dirt, oils from your hands and polishing compounds.
is a link to the article:
It also discusses how to remove LOS, how to preserve the finish, and
how to make the results a bit more predictable by controlling as many
outside elements as possible.