Create a Copper-Blue Patina {on almost anything!}

Hello there! In my last post I promised to show you how I got the copper-blue patina for the picture frame for my “Give Me Jesus” free printable.

How-to get copper-blue patina {on almost anything} from TheDomesticHeart.comSo here I am, keeping my promise!  And you’re not gonna believe how easy this is.  Not only is it easy, you can do this on pretty much any surface you can paint.  I chose to try it on 3 different surfaces – wood {picture frame}, glass {mason jars}, and stone {tumbled travertine tile, leftover from my DIY Instagram photo coasters}.

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So here’s what you need to get a vintage-looking copper patina on just about anything.  I used Modern Masters paint.  They have some seriously cool supplies for paints and finishes.  I just found out about this so I can’t wait to try more!

I used the Metal Effects Primer, Metal Effects Copper Paint, and the Metal Effects Blue Patina Aging Solution to create the finish. Modern Masters says you don’t have to seal the finish if you don’t mind it continuing to age over time.  If you don’t want this, or if you are using this finish on a high traffic area such as a table top, you will want to seal it with either a brush on or a spray on polyurethane. (affiliate links)

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Achieving this finish is so easy!  Basically all you have to do is follow the instructions.

  1. Prep your surface first.  Make sure its clean, and if it’s finished wood you might want to sand a bit to rough it up.
  2. Apply two coats of the primer and let it dry for 12 hours.
  3. Apply  one coat of the copper paint and let it dry – about 1-2 hours
  4. When its dry, apply a second coat of copper paint; then immediately spray (or brush or sponge) on the aging solution -I just bought a spray bottle at Target.

That’s it! It was so easy!  The cool thing is you can play around and adjust the look by using different textures to apply the aging solution, and also by how much or how little you apply.  For example I put a lot on the picture frame but only did a few squirts on the jars.How-to get copper-blue patina {on almost anything} from TheDomesticHeart.comHow-to get copper-blue patina {on almost anything} from TheDomesticHeart.comHow-to get copper-blue patina {on almost anything} from


Some other ideas I thought of that would work great for this:

  • Candleholders – wood, glass, metal
  • Flower pots – terra cotta or other
  • Wall art – lots of possibilities
  • Jewelry
  • Soap dispenser
  • Apothecary jars
  • Baskets
  • Wood furniture – such as a small table or shelf
  • Outdoor furniture – such as metal chairs
  • Light fixtures

That’s just a few off the top of my head.



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  1. says

    I have been eyeing this paint for awhile but I haven’t bit the bullet to purchase. I am ski going to get it now. Thanks so much for Linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party. I am going to feature this on Thursdays link up. Pinning!
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  2. says

    Wow so glad I found this post and the Cozy Little House.
    I have done so many projects I am always looking for a new one. I love this and ordered all the supplies I will need. I am into doing my family Christmas gifts and all of them a handmade. Thanks
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  3. says

    Now since you have all the things needed to spray paint a lamp for me just come on over please LOL

    I usually buy all the things then never take the time to complete the project
    Love the look
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  4. says

    I am in love with this frame! I am going to feature it on the B and D Facebook page this weekend:) Thanks for linking up to the Feature Friday Link Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    Creating Beautiful on Less

  5. says

    G’Day from Oz! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you at my blog this week as one of my Friday Favorites.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. JaneEllen says

    This kind of finish hasn’t been seen for quite a time, glad to see it revived. So many of major craft paints are diversifying, making more kinds of paint for different textures, techniques. just wish the buyers at craft stores in Grand Junction, CO would get with new ideas. Takes much longer for our local stores to get these products in stores.
    Know i can order them online but budget pretty tight to have to pay for s&H.
    Sure glad I clicked on your post on Silver Pennies Sundays link party. Think I’m going to enjoy your blog.

    • says

      I’m so glad you’re here! Just an idea – you could try a free trial of amazon prime at…They have all the craft supplies and with prime you get free two day shipping!

  7. says

    Have you tried using this process on copper jewelry ? I have quite a bit of copper findings and would like to try this process on some of them.

    Look forward to your response :)

    • says

      No, I haven’t tried it yet Sherry, but I think it would work. The copper paint I used says it has actual copper particles, which is what makes it react to the oxidizing solution. You should try it and let me know! I don’t have any copper jewelry or I would :)
      Thanks for your comment!

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  9. Lisa says

    Can you give me the name of your dealer where you order these products from? My local paint store is unable to get all four products. Thanks!


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