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Author Topic: How to make faux bronze?  (Read 1649 times)
Crescat Scientia
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Fabricator and temporally confused.

« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2016, 11:25:13 pm »

spray or acrylic paint should have no problem with those materials.

It depends.  Some have solvents that can eat polystyrene.

Bronze is normally a sort of deep chocolate brown, with greenish verdigris in the crannies if it gets hit with the wrong chemicals.  Chinese bronzes like that elephant above are treasured for their ancient developed patina; the most treasured ones actually have mineral crystals of blue azurite and green malachite forming on them.  Polished bronze can be brassy; this is a very undesirable finish for art.

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