If you cut carefully when cutting out the heart frame for the heart art I shared HERE, you will end up with 2 heart halves. I wanted to do a verdigris paint treatment on these. I knew it wasn't going to look like metal, the wood it too rustic. I didn't want someone to think it was made from metal, I just wanted the finish to have that verdigris look. If you do want to you this technique to look like metal, use it on a more smooth board or wood--something like plywood.
Start by painting the item copper. After all, verdigris is a natural finish or patina that occurs on copper items.
I used these three paint colors next. This is just what I had, anything similar will work.
Dab and stipple the paint on, don't completely cover the copper paint.
Blot some of the paint off with a paper towel (watch for paper towel design impressions) or t-shirt cloth.
When the paint was still wet and with the same paint brush, I stippled a bit more copper paint on.
When this is dry, I sanded a bit. If you want it to look like metal and not wood, skip this step. I used some dark Annie Sloan wax over the paint. Then use watered down white paint over the top of the wax. It will bead up,
but blot it with a t-shirt cloth to leave some parts more white than others. This is very subtle.
I then joined my heart halves together with a little copper wire.
I was going to add a rusty key or a tag with a verse on it, but decided I liked this one simple and plain.
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