Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Let's make us some kitties-step 6-patina it

In order to darken the lines of this cat, I'm using black patina. Patina is a chemical mixture that reacts with certain metals and gives them a superficial coating.

Here it is being applied with a cotton swap to the lead came. Care is taken not to slop it all over the place. The lead came along with all the solder lines are treated front and back.

Here is what the black kitty looks like with patina applied.

And and orange and white tabby that I've been working on at the same time.

1 comment:

Monica said...

These kitties are too cute:) I especially like the tabby.