November 15, 2018
I am working in the spacious new Glassell Foundry. There is abundance of space to work in.
Hat 👍🏼 Patina👍🏼 Torch👍🏼 Welding gloves👍🏼 Paint brushes👍🏼 Respirator👍🏼 Eye protector👍🏼
The patina I am using is a layered hot patina. First I heat the piece with a torch. Then I start laying a heavy dark brown, then a heavy layer of titanium oxide. About 30 minutes in I spilled the titanium patina.
It is really a bummer because once I remix it I can not use it for 24 hours, the chemicals need to bind together. Grrrrrrrrr.😬
Three days before thanksgiving and I can’t help myself, I want to finish this patina today.
After a heavy layer of titanium ash I ran out of butane. Luckily a second tank was ready to go.