To create this amazingly realistic cast bronze effect you will need the following items:
Black, Patina, and Gold or Bronze Paint, a paint brush and a damp cloth. The technique works most successfully on a textured surface such as the examples shown here.
Paint your chosen ornament with a base coat of Black paint, ensure that you have covered all areas with an even coat.
Leave the Black paint to dry for at lease 2 hours or until paint is completely dry . Then using the Patina Paint quickly paint on a thin layer. Before the Patina paint is dry use the damp cloth to remove the patina except in the textured areas and the cracks.
Leave the remaining patina to dry, once this paint has dried you can then add the Gold or Bronze paint. Adding either the Gold or Bronze will give very different effects (see examples), alternatively you could combine the two colours together. This final Gold/Bronze layer should be applied with a dry brush, dip the brush into the paint then wipe of the excess before gently applying the paint over the raised area to give shimmering highlights.