Coloring Base Metals – A Practical Guide

By Christine Cox
Foreword by Tim McCreight
34 pages

Recommended by Art Jewelry Magazine!

This excellent self-published booklet is full of 24 recipes and techniques, plus 5 ways of sealing color onto base metals. Though simple in presentation and language, this booklet is for working metalsmiths as well as for beginners. Experienced, easy-to-follow advice from metalsmith Christine Cox and pages of color photos show colored brass, copper and nickel silver and finished pieces to inspire you. It’s chock-full of coloring ideas including patinas, paints, colored pencils and much, much more. Best of all, no special equipment or particularly hard-to-find chemicals are needed for the techniques.

Illustration from Coloring Base Metals
This patina and many other ways of coloring base metals are covered in this excellent resource.



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Bird of Paradise by Christine Cox - colored pencil technique
Example – Bird of Paradise by Christine Cox – colored pencil technique

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