Using the Vintaj® patina colors, use a Q-tip or your finger to rub color across the whole tag front and back. If you want just color in the word indentations, then use a clean Q-tip to remove the color you like. If you want more color left on the entire piece, you can let it dry for a few minutes, then use a sanding pad to remove patina to expose the metal. If you use a sanding pad, the metal will be a little brighter; if you use acetone (nail polish remover) with a Q-tip, the metal will retain its natural patina and stay darker. Using the Q-tip, apply patina to all components you have created so far. Set aside for now.
o achieve a multi-layered look, apply 3-4 colors on top of each other and let dry. Using one of the removal methods, remove what you like to expose the metal underneath. As you do this, other colors will come through as well. You can't ruin this-if the color is not what you expected, you can still layer on more color and remove again.