Sunday, February 12, 2012

Work in progress.

Finally got some pictures taken, and a bit of work laid out for the week. I've got lots of recycled metals to work with, and am getting ready to do a load of ceramic beads this weekend!

Here's what I'm working on at the moment:
Brass and sterling, with patina.


Haitian drummer inside a recycled beehive part (aluminum framing), with copper, brass and old clock parts.


Prisma Color and Copper.  LOVE Prisma color but need to do more of it as I still don't have 'the hang of it yet.'



A work in progress.  Floating copper window, with patina and brass chain.

Hoping to make this a big pendant - it's about 4 by 3 inches.  Copper, first flame painted then a patina applied.

8 comments:

  1. Oh no! Prismacolor on copper! Now I have something else I have to try because that looks fantastic! Love the colors and textures...

    And that bottom piece rocks!

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  2. Thanks, you!!! :)

    Prismacolor really is fab. Get your copper roughened up so the color will hold - anything will do it (from steel wool, scotch brite, or my favorite - one of my files). Some people gesso theirs but I want the copper to really show so am figuring it out 'my way'. :D

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  3. Love that now I wanna try ... Let's do a trade ,, I'd love some of those beehives

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    1. Beatnheart, send me your address (artintheredwoods at gmail) and I'll get some things out to you :) Just know that what I have are parts of beehives ;)

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  4. I love the behive piece, but my favorite is the floating window. Looks like you have your week planned out nicely. Wish I could say the same....

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    1. Alice, thanks so much! Lots to do, and some really good things just happened - I'm going to start selling beeswax and things made of beeswax :D

      Hope your week goes well, you talented woman you.

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  5. Your beehive parts look fantastic! Great texture!
    Love what you're doing with the Prismacolor. You might have already tried this, but oil pastels will work the same as the Prismacolor, but you can build the colors with a little more intensity and quicker. Apply, heat, apply, heat, repeat till you like the results. I'll try to remember to post a picture of a piece I did.
    Really like all of the techniques you're doing with your metals and your heat patina is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments - I really love what you do, so your words are really appreciated :) Thanks for your notes on Prismacolor and pastels. I have worked with pastels but had seen some incredible work with Prismacolor so wanted to see what I could do - you're right about the heat application - what I've done is not with heat but with layers of color, scratch it all up with metal files, then layer more color, etc. I should try it the heat way too! Would love to see your Prismacolor piece. :)

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