Antiquing Silver

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Make the letters or designs in your stamped silver stand out by antiquing your piece. Use liver of sulfur or try a permanent marker as a simple alternative.
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Step 1

Start with a piece of silver that has impressions of letters or designs.

Step 2

Mix a solution of liver of sulphur (1 tbs. of liquid liver of sulphur to 1 c. of warm water) in a bowl.

Step 3

Use a cotton swab to brush the solution onto the silver.

Step 4

As the solution dries, the liver of sulphur will begin to react with the silver turning it a dark brown.

Step 5

Once the silver has been antiqued, rinse the silver with cold water. Dry completely. Then polish the silver with a Pro Polish Pad.

Step 6

The antiquing will stay in the impressions in the silver, allowing the lettering or design to stand out.

Step 7

As an alternative to using liver of sulphur to antique the silver, you can use a permanent marker.

Step 8

With the permanent marker, fill in the area with the stamped impressions.

Step 9

Once the ink is completely dry, use a Pro Polish Pad to polish the silver. The ink will stay in the impressions in the silver, allowing the lettering or design to stand out.

     

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