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« on: January 30, 2004 05:46:50 PM »

Okay, another Frida project!  For this one, I bought this weird old "country"-ish heart shelf at the thrift store, painted it, put on a Frida postcard, decoupaged it, and then added copper accents.  Copper sheets are really easy to cut out and then you can use a little mini-torch (I got mine at Volcano Book Arts  http://www.volcanobookarts.com/  ) to color and darken the copper.  (You can get metal sheets there or big tubes that are cheaper at Dick Blick's).  Glued the copper on, added some copper paint, and there it is!  I like it.  



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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004 09:20:37 PM »

Okay, I was being nice before... but now I'm just straight up jealous. Jealous of the way your brain, hands and eyes connect to put such things together, and even jealous of your little black cat logo. So there! Lips sealed

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004 09:32:03 PM »

Okay, I was being nice before... but now I'm just straight up jealous. Jealous of the way your brain, hands and eyes connect to put such things together, and even jealous of your little black cat logo. So there! Lips sealed

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2004 10:01:56 AM »

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Okay, I was being nice before... but now I'm just straight up jealous. Jealous of the way your brain, hands and eyes connect to put such things together, and even jealous of your little black cat logo. So there!

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Awwwww!  Y'all are too sweet!  Thanks so much for the encouragement, silverBamboo and bewitched!  I really appreciate it!!!!  I'm so glad that I found a fellow community of craftsters here!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2004 10:39:00 AM »

i must say, i'm also a bit jealous.... i didn't know you could burn copper to get such fabulous results... it looks like something you'd pay a lot of money for in a shop
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004 11:15:58 AM »

I am sooo impressed with how you took that country-ish shelf and restyled it into something so cool and unique!  It's really truly fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2004 04:47:31 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  It's so easy to work with metal!  I thought I'd post some steps for people to see!  

1.  First, just punch out your shape or cut it with scissors:




2. Then your edges will be rough, so pound them out.  If you don't have a little block, you can just do it on cement outside!  


3.  Then, hold onto your piece with pliers or something, and hold it in your flame.  It turns pretty colors.  If you do it too long, it will get dark, but you can scrub with an SOS pad for cool results!  



That's it.  It's slightly expensive to buy the copper and the mini-torch, but I think it's worth it if you can afford it.  You can make really cool stuff!
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