a close up of the top. The finish is an antique bronze look.
After priming, a bronze colored top coat is applied. After
that has cured, a darker color is applied mostly in the details,
then before it is allowed to cure it is blended with solvent
on a brush, that thins and allows the darker color to become
a "wash" in effect. It will run into the recesses and just
soften the look of the darker contrasting color.
And a close
up of the bottom of the door. This wraps up this project and
I hope that this gives you some insight into the "lost wax"
approach to architechural metalwork. In the next addition
to the process section I'll show you how the "blue foam" process