Monday, March 19, 2012

metal on my mind

I etched a big batch of brass and copper almost 2 months ago, and last weekend I finally got back to it. what makes this batch super special is most of the art was done by my brother and my niece... Thanks Kirk and Ame!
The dragon in copper is a no brainer. The pic on this does not do it justice, I applied a heat patina of purple & red, sealed it in ren wax and added a copper bail. I'm sure this is Ame's artwork!
My second piece is really 3-D. The back copper plate is etched on both sides , then I riveted the card face in brass on top. It needed something else, so I took a scrap of copper, went to town with a couple of hammers and created a wrapped bail for it.

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