Faux Real Patina with Modern Masters Metal Effects

I’m in the planning stages of beautifying my shop entry. It’s pretty pitiful right now! We built the shop a year and a half ago and business has kept me from gussying up my work space.  Well, the time has come and I am determined to have an entry that invites me in! I’ll be sharing the progress with you and hopefully it won’t take too long. As you can see, it really is a blank {ugly} canvas!

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I worked on a few patina projects this week which will grace the new entry. These made me even more crazy excited to get it all put together! Now, I’ve shared my love for Modern Masters Metal Effects with you before on my Patina Cow and on this Funky Wardrobe. I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff! The paints are water based but they contain real metal particles. They’ll naturally age and tarnish over time, especially when exposed to the elements. I love that but, I’m an instant gratification kind of gal though, so I go right for the Patina Aging Solution! There are several different solutions which create an instant, authentic patina on ANYTHING!

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I started out with these faux concrete candle holders.

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Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

I wanted peeks of gold to show through so I spray painted all three pieces with gold spray paint.

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I then layered several different Modern Masters Metal Effects Paints, starting with Bronze. Remember to always pour a small amount into a separate container so you don’t contaminate your supply. Because the paint needs to be wet to react to the aging solution, you’ll want to work in small sections. For tall pieces like this, work from the bottom so you aren’t brushing over the aging solution which will run down. I lightly brushed the Bronze Paint on then, while it was still wet, I misted it with the Blue Patina Aging Solution.

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You can see here, the bottom had already started to change by the time my second segment was complete.

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I love to watch the paint age!

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These will be outside in the weather and I want them to look like they’ve been aging naturally for years. You know that patina you see when a piece has been rained on for years and years? That’s the look I wanted so, I added Copper Paint and Green Aging Solution to the areas where water would naturally run and puddle.

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I finished off the deep crevices with Bronze Paint {my starting color} , did some blending and added a little Rust Activator Solution to the deep areas. I love the depth!

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That’s not all! I’ve tried burning candles in these before and it never worked out well! The holes are just not very deep and the candle always tipped over. Candles also weren’t a good choice because I wanted to leave them exposed to weather. The solution? Mason Jars!

I used hot glue to adhere Mason Jar lids into the holes.

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Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

I wanted to add solar lights but I couldn’t find any to fit. I did find these little gems on the same isle at Home Depot!

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$1.28?!? Yes, please! They were the perfect size too!

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They sit real pretty under my blue Mason Jars!

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Is that awesome, or is that awesome? Two of my favorite things, Blue Mason Jars AND Patina…together!! Makes my heart beat fast!

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

 Oh, speaking of heart palpitations…check out the close up details! Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

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Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish by A to Z Custom Creations

One more! It’s my favorite…see the sweet little face?

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How ’bout now? <3<3<3
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 Did I mention how excited I am to spruce up my entry? Over.The.Moon! Stay tuned for all the goodness!

OH!!! I almost forgot! Because y’all rock, Modern Masters wants to give one of you a Metal Effects Prize Pack! I’ll post the giveaway next week and you will NOT want to miss it!! If you haven’t subscribed to the blog already, now is the time! You’ll have the chance to win:

  • Metal Effects (kit contains all, unless otherwise specified)
    One Pint Primer
    One Pint Reactive Paint – your choice of color
    One 4 oz. Solution or Rust Activator
    One Spritzer Cap
    One Pint of Permacoat Xtreme [Rust Only]

Smooches! 

UPDATE!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE METAL EFFECTS LOVE AND TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! 

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Comments

  1. Ummm… Those are amazing! Can I come help spruce up your shop?? Sounds so fun!

  2. Yessss! You most certainly can! Well, actually, it will be done in stages but you can come hang! ❤️

  3. Hi,
    They are so beautiful, Im so freakin obsessed with the verdigris look!! I would really love to use this faux finish for the exterior or my new vintage storefront. Do you recommend using this paint on concrete exterior walls? Can you please tell me how I can go about achieving this look for outside walls? Your help would be so appreciated! Thanks

    Honey

    • Yes! You could absolutely do this on exterior concrete walls! In fact, this finish will naturally weather and age if left unsealed ;) BONUS! You would follow the same steps in this tutorial, working in small sections. You may be able to find more information on the Modern Masters site as well. I would LOVE to see your project! Thanks for your kind words! Angela

  4. I adore the sensitive patina treatment you created here. The layering of the different metal paints and activators has resulted in a really complex and interesting finish. Modern Masters is the best. Thanks for taking the time to share your process.

  5. Sarah Osinovsky says:

    Oh my goodness!!!! You are BRILLIANT!! I have urns that are made of some cheap modern material, but a beautiful design.I want to make them look old. This is great inspiration! :)

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