Does anyone know how to get this look on gold??=
Here is a recipe which works wonders for me:
Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate) - 4 parts by weight
Alum - 2 parts
common Salt - 2 parts
Add enough water to make a thin paste. Place in a crucible and boil.
Place the article attached to a silver wire into the mixture for
10-20 minutes. Rinse with hot water and scratch brush with brass wire
brush and return to the solution. Rinse again in hot water, scratch
brush, wash with soap and hot water, rinse in hot water and dry off
in sawdust. This will give you the high karat colour you are looking
I think I owe this to an older Orchid post in which case I beg
forgiveness fro copying it, but it really gives very nice results.
However it is imperative to keep your pieces off the bottom of the
contaioner as the gold will otherwise be dissoluted into the paste.