Monday, 13 October 2008
GONE A BIT METAL CRAZY!
I'm absolutely loving working with this soft metal. Such a great technique, and although the embossing makes my arthritic fingers hurt it's getting easier. I was just experimenting with these two panels (each about 3" x 2") and it's interesting just how much difference the antiquing process makes (using black paint which you rub on and then wipe off). As you can see, the right hand panel is very clean and clear and looks like bright tin, but the left hand with black worked into the design has many more subtleties and has an almost pewter finish to it.
I've now bought some copper too and want to explore colour changing effects using the heat gun on it. All my supplies came from LB Crafts and I've got to thank Sharon for all her help and advice so far - thanks hun!