Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bead Scoop: Patina Gel


Cool Tools is well named. They come up with the coolest tools and today I have a good example, Patina Gel. It's a stabilized form of liver of sulfur. You know liver of sulfur, it's the stinky chunks of stuff that make copper based metals like copper, sterling silver and bronze dark so you can highlight all those beautiful reliefs. But liver of sulfur goes bad quickly. Gee wish I had a stabilized form of it. Oh wait! You can get a stabilized form of it.

Cool.

Yes, and Cool Tools has done it. That's why they're well named.

I love it and use it on my new bronze metal clay pieces.




It's so easy to work with. Go to the Cool Tools website like I did and check out the videos on how to use it. It's a dream come true! Thanks, Cool Tools!

(Photo credit for Patina Gel from the Cool Tools website.)

(written by Cindy Gimbrone who is busy putting a patina on everything she can!)

17 comments:

mairedodd said...

thank you so very much for sharing this info! i am thrilled to learn it and now must dash over to cool tools to check it out! very exciting...

Alice said...

Cool!
I was just asking around about this product on some beading forums just this week.

It's good to know you like it!
Alice

Marbella Designs said...

yeah, i love this stuff!

hint said...

OMG thank you thank you!! I've been dreading the day when my latest batch of liver of sulfur dies on me. Now I have something to look forward too.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, I saw this at B&B this year (but, of course, forgot to pick up a bottle before leaving). Good to know - thanks, Cindy!

sandi said...

Cool Tools get my vote for everything they offer. Mardel is just the best. I swear I own all their texture stamps! I picked up a jar of the gel at B&B and luv it. The best little must have.

rosebud101 said...

I love Cool Tools! They are a great resource!

Ebrown2503 said...

Honestly, this is so great! Thanks for sharing Cool Tools!

TesoriTrovati said...

That sounds like a great product. I have the chunk style in a little crockpot which works well. But when that finally gives out on me I will definitely be looking into this. I like that you can paint it on with precision.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

This is a fabulous discovery! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

I looked at Cool Tools website and they have a nice guide to getting just the color you want with the patina gel. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks!

Valerie A. Heck said...

That is a great product. Thank you!
Valerie
http://valerieaheck.blogspot.com/

Lissie said...

Oh! Wow! What a great product! Thank you for sharing! :)

Nena said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jeannie said...

Cindy, what a great find. Thank you. I'll be giving it a try.
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Roofing Australia said...

It looks so real. I like your techniques, love this piece it’s very metallic gorgeous.

Apartments in Manila said...

Hey how did you do it? It really looks like a bronze metal. Nice, I hope you can share to us how to achieve this amazing bronze like jewelry made out of clay.