I discovered how to get rid of the fire colour on Titanium. Lots of new wet and dry paper, warm water (i know i'm a whimp but i'm fed up with cold water in the shed). The wet and dry sort of wears out pretty quick though....
This is the real reason i was interested in Ti. It flame colours to beautiful blues and reds.
Here what i used to beat the centre of the new Raven bowl back into submission, brutal but effective. I notice to the white jar of borax in the background, i've been looking for that!
Here it is again but i painted some black patina solution on to see if it accentuated the marks, it did. The Patina solution is meant for leaded windows, but i use it for pewter usually and i wondered if it would work on copper. It does, but maybe flame darkening is better..
The design for this one is to be worked out. My brain hurts!
Old routine get it red hot and throw it in the bucket of water. Copper then is all soft and it work hardens as you beat it. Heat it red hot again and all the inner structure is reset back to soft and you can begin stretching it again.
Another couple of passes and its curling up well, notice also the edge is getting an irritating pie crust look, i will have to do something about that!